Subject: Cone expects tough road as underdog Ginebra
Content: Barangay Ginebra head coach Tim Cone acknowledges that his squad faces a formidable task taking <a href=""></a> on 3-time defending champion San Miguel Beer in the PBA Philippine Cup semifinals. <a href=""><img src="" alt="Men's Adidas San Antonio Spurs #21 Tim Duncan Swingman Black New Road NBA Jersey"></a> Although Ginebra beat the Beermen in their last playoff encounter in the 2017 Governors' Cup — a 1-game quarterfinal — Cone said battling San Miguel in a tournament without American reinforcements presents a trickier situation. <a href=""><img src="" alt="Men's Nike Cincinnati Bengals #20 KeiVarae Russell Black Team Color Vapor Untouchable Limited Player NFL Jersey"></a> The teams open their best-of-7 series at Araneta Coliseum 7 p.m. on Friday. "We knocked them out as we had Justin (Brownlee). We don't have Justin now. We're a different team without Justin and they're a different team in all-Filipino,” Cone <a href="">Boone Jenner Jersey</a> said in an article posted on the PBA website.  “They're better in all-Filipino than with imports. There's the difference." Ginebra knows what to expect of San Miguel, which features the dependable core of Alex Cabagnot, Marcio Lassiter, Chris <a href="">Jimmie Foxx Youth jersey</a> Ross, Arwind Santos and reigning league MVP June Mar Fajardo. "We know how good they are. <a href=""></a> Motivated or unmotivated, it doesn't really <a href="">Womens Tom Barrasso Jersey</a> matter, they are still great,” Cone said. <a href=""></a> “We're gonna have a hard time.”Greg Slaughter's health (ankle) is an x-factor for Ginebra; he's listed as doubtful for Game 1, but Cone sees him rejoining the team midway through the series. Without Slaughter in the past <a href=""></a> week or so, Ginebra reached this point by beating <a href="">Sherrick McManis Youth jersey</a> Rain Or Shine 3 straight times — the first in the teams' final elimination-round game, and the next 2 in the quarterfinals. In that stretch, Japeth Aguilar, Scottie Thompson and Sol Mercado were instrumental for Cone.Even with its current roster of healthy players performing optimally, Cone knows it'll be an uphill battle against San Miguel without Slaughter. "Big thing for us is whether Greg can play. That will really help us equalize. That would be the great equalizer," he said. <a href="">cheap nfl jerseys</a> <a href="">cheap jerseys</a> <a href="">wholesale nfl jerseys from china</a> <a href="">cheap nfl jerseys</a> <a href="">wholesale jerseys</a> <a href="">cheap jerseys</a> <a href="">cheap jerseys</a> <a href="">wholesale jerseys</a>