first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gin Kings head coach Tim Cone knew they couldn’t afford to let Pringle catch fire once more especially with the no. 6 spot in the standings, and a best-of-three quarterfinals series, hanging in the balance.Fortunately, Cone had a defensive dynamo in triple-double machine Scottie Thompson who could put breaks on Pringle.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Thompson put the clamps on Pringle, limiting Globalport’s star to just 14 points, with only one field goal from two-point area, as the Gin Kings cruised to an easy 116-98 win in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup.“I think the key to the game was how well Scottie Thompson played Pringle on defense,” said Cone Friday at Cuneta Astrodome. “I just felt he was outstanding, I don’t remember, I’m probably wrong, but I don’t remember Stanley getting a two-point shot.” Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs MOST READ When Stanley Pringle put up a career-high 50 points in Globalport’s previous game, Barangay Ginebra immediately took notice.ADVERTISEMENT NCAA Season 94 officially opens Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West “I just remember him scoring on a two-point shot at a transition layup. Scottie did a great job on limiting his touches and that was really the key,” added Cone.And Thompson did not just limit Pringle, but he also recorded his fourth career triple-double with 10 points, 10 rebounds, and 11 assists.Ginebra also sealed the no. 6 seed wherein they won’t have a twice-to-beat disadvantage in the quarterfinals.“Coming into this game, I only had one focus but to limit him,” said Thompson, who helped the Gin Kings to their fifth straight win and a 6-5 record, in Filipino. “We really prepared for that because he just had 50 points.”“The coaching staff had a well thought of game plan and that was what brought us the victory,” added Thompson.ADVERTISEMENT Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View commentslast_img