Despite streak, Cone wary of upcoming tough stretch for Kings

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBarangay Ginebra head coach Tim Cone doesn’t want to put too much on his team’s early success in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup.The Gin Kings are currently tied with the Meralco Bolts for the top spot with a 5-1 record, but Cone thinks the real challenge begins on Sunday against fierce rival Star.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Read Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games After US Open loss, Kyrgios says: ‘Keep letting people down’ LATEST STORIES Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s weddingcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC “Our test comes a little stronger right now to see if what we’re doing can carry over to the good teams, to the really powerful teams in the league starting with Star on Sunday,” said Cone.The Hotshots are currently third in the standings, just a half-game behind the Kings and Bolts. They have also welcomed back their heart and soul in Marc Pingris.“It’s going to be an emotional game on Sunday so we just have to be ready for Ping and Star,” said Ginebra forward Japeth Aguilar, who had 19 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks against the Fuel Masters.ADVERTISEMENT “Still too early. We look at our schedule coming up. We got Star, then we got Blackwater, which got beat tonight but has won three of its last four,” Cone said after his squad whipped Phoenix, 105-92, Wednesday night.Ginebra is among the favorites to win it all at this point of the conference having won five in a row, but its road to defend its title gets rougher from here with Grand-Slam seeking San Miguel and a couple more championship contenders in Rain or Shine and TNT in its line of sight to wrap up its elimination round schedule.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We’re playing all the top teams out there. So we beat the teams we’re supposed to beat,” he said.But first things first with the much-awaited Star coming up four days from now. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View comments MOST READ SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chieflast_img

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