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Cone on Aguilar’s game-saving block: One of the best I’ve seen in a long time


Ginebra coach Tim Cone praised Japeth Aguilar for saving the Gin Kings in Game One of the PBA Governors’ Cup Finals series against Meralco on Tuesday night.

Aguilar emerged as the hero of Game 1 when he blocked a potential game-tying layup by Meralco import Allen Durham in the final seconds, allowing Ginebra to put away a thrilling 91-87 victory.

“That was spectacular, one-on-one with Durham, getting a head of steam and getting the hand on that shot. It was really a tremendous play, one of the best I’ve seen in a long time,” COne said after the win.

Aguilar was also a big factor the offensive end, scoring 16 points on 7-of-10 shooting including a three-pointer. He also had six rebounds and three assists.