At the point when Stanley Pringle set up a 50 pt career high in Globalport's past basketball game, Barangay Ginebra promptly paid heed. Gin Kings head mentor Tim Cone knew they couldn't bear to give Pringle a chance to burst into flames afresh particularly with the no. 6 spot in the standings, and a best-of-three quarterfinals arrangement, remaining in a precarious situation.
Luckily, Cone had a cautious dynamo in triple-twofold machine Scottie Thompson who could put breaks on Pringle. Thompson put the braces on Pringle, constraining Globalport's star to only 14 pts, with just a single field objective from two-point zone, as the Gin Kings traveled to a simple 116-98 win in the PBA Commissioner's Cup.
Cone said on Friday at Cuneta Astrodome that 'he thinks the way to the amusement was the means by which well Scottie Thompson played Pringle on resistance'.
Cone included, "I just felt he was extraordinary, I don't recollect that, I'm likely wrong, however I don't recall Stanley getting a two-point shot. I simply recollect him scoring on a two-point shot at a progress layup. Scottie completed an incredible activity on constraining his contacts and that was extremely the key". What's more, Thompson did not simply confine Pringle, but rather he additionally recorded his fourth profession triple-twofold with 10 pts, 10 bounce back, and 11 good assists.
Ginebra likewise fixed the no. 6 seed wherein they won't have a twice-to-beat drawback in the quarterfinals.
Thompson, who pushed the Gin Kings to their fifth straight win and a 6-5 record, in Filipino said that 'coming into this amusement, he just had one concentration yet to constrain him'.
"We extremely arranged for that since he simply had 50 pts". Thompson included that 'the instructing staff had a well idea of blueprint and that was what presented to them the triumph'.