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As Ginebra goes for commanding 3-0 Finals lead, Cone insists 2-0 cushion "doesn't guarantee anything"

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By Ivan Saldajeno

TAGUIG--After two games, Ginebra is now halfway through the PBA Governors' Cup Finals series win.

Still, Coach Tim Cone is unfazed about the fact that his team is now 2-0 up in the best-of-seven affair.

"We beat them two in a row, but they can certainly come back and beat us two in a row and tie this thing up. You can't just get too happy or pleased with yourself 'coz there's still more work left to do," said Cone. "It's so nice to get a 2-0 lead in this series, but it doesn't guarantee you anything."

History-wise, Cone is right.

He himself experienced what it is like to implode in a finals series despite taking a 2-0 lead when he was still coaching Alaska after Star roared back from 0-2 down to steal the 2002 Governors' Cup title away.

On the other hand, Meralco coach Norman Black expressed optimism that his team will come back despite being down 0-2.

"It's tough. We know what it's like to be down 2-0. But it is possible [to come back]. So until they win four games, we'll be out there fighting," said Black, even citing San Miguel's comeback from not just 0-2 but even 0-3 down to steal the championship from Alaska.

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The Barangay have a chance to go 3-0 up against the Bolts as Game 3 rages on at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City on Wednesday night at 7 p.m.

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