Kahit malakas na ang Ginebra San Miguel, hindi pa rin kampante laban sa NorthPort sa pagsisimula ng quarterfinal series ng PBA Commissioner’s Cup nitong Miyerkules ng hapon.
Sa isang television interview, binanggit ni Gin Kings coach Tim Cone, kahit nasa ikaanim na puwesto ang Batang Pier, hindi pa rin nila ito minamaliit.
“They’re a talented team. They are a tough matchup particularly for us because we like to play big and they like to play small and quick,” banggit ni Cone.
“We had a tough time against them the last game,” pahabol ni Cone.
Binanggit na ilang manlalaro ng NorthPort ay dating miyembro ng kanilang koponan.
Kabilang dito sina Arvin Tolentino, Kevin Ferrer, Jeff Chan at Prince Caperal.
Ang apat na manlalaro ay ipinalit lang ng Ginebra kay Jaime Malonzo.
“That’s natural for a player to be motivated playing against your former team. And we have eight former players in that team. They know well what we’re doing,” aniya.