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Tenorio happy to see Ginebra's fluid ball movement back

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By Ivan Saldajeno

QUEZON CITY--In the Philippine basketball context, it is rare that you see a team dish out 30 assists in a single game.

But on Wednesday night, Ginebra indeed gave out 30 dimes in a 113-96 rout of GlobalPort at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.


For starting point guard LA Tenorio, he is glad that the Barangay's passing game is back.

"Yan naman talaga yung goal namin.... Malaking bagay sa amin na bumalik sa amin yung ganung laro na built not on individual talent but the chemistry of the team," said Tenorio, who contributed four assists in the win.

However, he believes that Justin Brownlee's presence also contributed to Ginebra's fluid ball movement.

"Noong nandito ni Justin last time (last year's Governors' Cup), we're averaging 25 assists per game," continued Tenorio.

Brownlee dished seven dimes in an excellent all-around game for him.

On the other hand, Tenorio hopes that the Barangay will do that kind of passing game again versus still unbeaten Star on Sunday night at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay.

"They're playing good basketball. I think nakukuha na nila yung chemistry nila as a team even though [Marc Pingris] is not playing. We really have focus on our defense and kung ano yung game plan talaga namin. It's gonna be a tough game for us. We really have to bring our A-game sa Star," he further said.

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