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Sunday, July 15, 2012

Bmeg Vs Ginebra Game Result

B-MEG held Mark Caguioa without a field goal in a foul-plagued 29 minutes of action to post an impressive 82-70 shellacking of Barangay Ginebra and seal at least a playoff for a finals seat in the PBA Governors’ Cup Sunday night at the jampacked SMART-Araneta Coliseum.

The Llamados found a new offensive star in Marc Pingris, who collected a personal season-high 24 points and 13 rebounds, but it was their defense on Caguioa that helped them grab the important win.

“You can’t play Ginebra without making him your priority,” said B-MEG coach Tim Cone about the Ginebra star guard.

“PJ (Simon) didn’t score much but for me he is the MVP of this game. He sacrificed his offense and exactly played we’re hoping him to play.”

Caguioa, who averaged 21.3 points over the past three semifinals games, was held to just three free throws and 0-of-12 shooting from the field.

B-MEG improved its win-loss mark to 9-4, including 3-1 in the semis. The Llamados are now just half a game behind league-leading Rain or Shine (9-3) in the standings.

Marqus Blakely added 17 points and 11 rebounds for the Llamados, who entered the game reeling from a 104-101 loss handed by Meralco.

James Yap and Rafi Reavis each had 11 points for B-MEG, which will play the Elasto Painters in the final day of the semis on Wednesday.

Cedric Bozeman led the Gin Kings with 22 points to go along with his 13 rebounds. Jayjay Helterbrand and Kerby Raymundo chipped in 16 and 14 points respectively for Ginebra.

It was Ginebra’s first loss in the semis after three straight wins. The Gin Kings’ record dropped to 8-5 and they must beat Talk ‘N Text in their final game on Wednesday to force a playoff for the second finals berth with the four-of-five incentive.
B-MEG 82 - Pingris 24, Blakely 17, Yap 11, Reavis 11, Urbiztondo 9, Simon 4, De Ocampo 4, Villanueva 2, Barroca 0.

GINEBRA 70 - Bozeman 22, Helterbrand 16, Raymundo 14, Mamaril 4, Cortez 4, Caguioa 3, Maierhofer 2, W. Wilson 2, Hatfield 2, Villanueva 1, Maliksi 0, Ababou 0, Canaleta 0, Menk 0.

Quarters: 19-16, 32-25, 62-51, 82-70

Watch The Replay of Bmeg Vs Ginebra  click here

PJ Simon is the Bmeg's Anti Caguioa


PBA fans know Peter June Simon as a potent scorer. But he doesn’t exactly have the best reputation as a defender.

But against Barangay Ginebra, the combo guard from Makilala, North Cotabato drew a special assignment: stopping superstar guard Mark Caguioa.

And while Simon scored just four points, he hounded Caguioa to the worst game of the conference. The Ginebra main man was limited to only three points, all of which came on free throws as he missed all 12 of his field goal attempts.

Simon’s sacrifice anchored B-MEG’s defensive mindset all game long as the Llamados drubbed the Gin Kings, 82-70, for their ninth win in the PBA Governors’ Cup.

“You’re not a smart coach if you don’t figure out a way how to stop Mark Caguioa,” B-MEG coach Tim Cone said after the game. “You can’t play Caguioa without making him a priority.

“We decided to match up PJ on Mark and PJ worked hard, sacrificed his offense to defend Caguioa.”

It was the second time this conference that Caguioa didn’t finish in double-figures in scoring. He was held to only eight points in the Gin Kings’ first game against the Llamados.

Simon, however, said he wasn’t along in taking Caguioa’s rhythm out of the game.

“Tinutulungan naman ako ng mga teammates ko. We worked extra hard defending the pick-and-roll, kasi ganun ginagawa ng Ginebra. Kaya ang ginagawa namin, kapag may pick and roll, we were trapping Mark,” he said.

But the Llamados didn’t practice those defensive schemes in practice, according to Cone.

“We didn’t practice it yesterday. We rested our bodies after a tiring game against Meralco. But we spent time viewing the tapes and preparing our defensive mindset against Ginebra.”

It was therefore up to Simon and the rest of the team to apply that in the game, which they did.

Defensive potential

Cone sees Simon as more than a one-dimensional player, but a player who can work both ends of the floor.

“PJ can be an excellent defender if he wants to,” Cone told InterAKTV. “Of course, it’s difficult to do that every game.”

Simon attributed his improvement on defense to his coach.

“He’s a defensive-minded coach. Akala nung iba triangle offense lang talaga ang focus ni Coach Tim, but he always emphasize players to play defense,” said Simon.

“Sabi niya sa akin, pwede kaming magsabay ni James (Yap) as long as we play defense. Dati, reliever ako ni James and ang purpose ko is to provide scoring coming off the bench.”

Source: Rey Joble, InterAKTV

Replay of Ginebra vs Bmeg in PBA Game July 15, 2012

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Bmeg Llamados win Over Petron In Semis

MANILA, Philippines – B-Meg head coach Tim Cone got ejected and that somehow sparked the Llamados second half turn around en route to a 104-93 come-from-behind win over Petron Blaze Wednesday night to maintain its hold of the second spot in the PBA Governors’ Cup at the Araneta Coliseum.

Cone got thrown after picking up his second technical foul at the 1:43 mark of the second period just seconds after the Boosters built their biggest lead of the game, 57-38.

The Llamados were able to go on a mini-run to cut some of the deficit at the end of the half and appeared to have carried their momentum in the final two quarters.

Giving all the credit to his four assistant coaches, Cone let Jeffrey Cariaso, Richard del Rosario, Johnny Abbarientos and Koy Banal do the talking during the post-game interview.

“We didn’t do anything different in the second half,” said Cariaso.

“We just executed our gameplan in the second half,” added del Rosario.

B-Meg went on a blistering 16-2 run capped by a second Jonas Villanueva triple to tie the game at 81.

Do-it-all import Marcus Blakely collected 35 points, 11 rebounds, three assists, five steals and three blocks. He had 15 in the fourth quarter alone including a tomahawk dunk from near the free throw line.

B-Meg tasted its first lead of the game, 86-84, on Blakely’s free throws with 6:23 left and would never lose its grip.

Petron showed signs of life as it closed to within two, 87-89, but B-Meg surged anew with a 15-2 blast to seal the game.

B-Meg upped its mark to 8-3 while also dealing Petron a huge blow in its hopes to make a last push for a Finals slot.

Alex Cabagnot had 22 points, six rebounds and six assists for the Boosters, who got futile contribution from import Marcus Faison.

Faison only scored 12 points.

Watch the Petron Vs Bmeg Replay click here

The scores:

B-Meg 104 – Blakely 35, Yap 20, Pingris 18, Simon 10, Villanueva 8, Reavis 4, De Ocampo 4, Urbiztondo 3, Barroca 2.

Petron 93 – Cabagnot 22, Washington 15, Santos 14, Ildefonso 14, Faison 12, Lutz 6, Hontiveros 5, Yeo 2, Miranda 2, Peña 1.

Quarterscores: 19-32, 44-57, 67-74, 104-93