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Tim Cone wishes former squad Magnolia goodluck vs ‘power house’ SMB

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By Miles Morales

Ginebra coach Tim Cone was among the first to congratulate Magnolia after its thrilling 63-60 win over Rain or Shine that catapulted his former team to the finals of the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup Finals against sister team San Miguel.

The PBA’s winningest coach also reminded his former squad that they are up against ‘the Power House’ team of the league in the Beermen.

The Beermen are in an all-Filipino finals for the fifth straight year and are gunning for a unique five-peat after dispatching a rugged Phoenix side in their best-of-seven quarterfinal.

San Miguel also beat Magnolia in the Philippine Cup Finals last season.

Cone and Ginebra bowed down to Magnolia in their own quarterfinal series.

However, Cone’s sure that if there is one team that can end the Beermen’s championship streak in the all-Filipino conference, it’s the Hotshots.

“If anybody can, you guys can,” he said to the Hotshots.