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BALLERS BUZZ: Globalport reloads with Kramer, Mamaril…PBA suspends ref after Yeng Guiao rant…‎Frankie Lim wants more team play in Ginebra

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“What I want you guys to do is if the guards find holes here, attack. If not pass look for the open man. If not, run, pass again. Keep the ball moving. Let’s develop team play,” Lim was overheard telling his players as they ran different drills. spin.ph

“There is also a play where tinulak si (Raymond) Almazan, and tinulak rin siya ni (Josh) Davis pero si Almazan lang ang natechnical,” Guiao told reporters Sunday night. “It was clearly naglay-up si (Jonathan) Uyloan, and nasupalpal ni (Cliff) Hodge. Nasa harap niya. I don’t know what judgement he gave us. I don’t know if this is something personal. Di ko alam kung bakit nagrereferee pa siya.”  tiebreakertimes.com

“If we lost it would’ve been hard for us to comeback from 0-2 down. All we want is a fair shot to get to the Finals,” said TNT head coach Jong Uichico after his team bounced back from a 100-94 loss in Game 1 last Wednesday. Game 3 is set on Thursday night also at the Big Dome. Inquirer

“The score doesn’t reflect how hard it is playing against Meralco. It’s always a hard game, and we expect to play another grind out game with them, especially now that they’re in a do-or-die situation,” said Guiao. “So for us, we have to match their energy, and we must have that desire to end it come Game 3. We can’t relax and think we’re up 2-0. Meralco is a dangerous team.” Manila Bulletin

“I think Coach Frankie is very strict and I think he can bring out the best in all of us,” Caguioa told Spin.ph on Monday at the end of Ginebra’s first practice under Lim at the CCF Gym along Ortigas. “He’s super strict, so let’s see what happens to this team. Now, I do think it’s about time we have a coach who is strict,” he said. spin.ph

“Si papa naman, siyempre ang sabi niya, simulan ko daw sa depensa. Dun kasi nagsisimula ang energy ng team. Saka dun kami nakakakuha ng rhythm namin,” the youthful Alas said in crediting his father, who currently serves as one of Alaska’s assistant coaches and a no-mean defender himself during his playing days. spin.ph

“We opted not to bring in an Asian import. We would rather give the spot to a Filipino player,” Team manager Dickie Bachman   told Spin.ph. But that doesn’t mean Alaska is not in favor of the novelty idea introduced by league chairman Patrick Gregorio. “I appreciate chairman Pato for the innovation. It’s great to try out new ideas and I’m curious how it works out,” said Alaska coach Alex Compton, whose team won’t begin practice for the season-ending meet till next Monday. spin.ph