Here are the live scores, updates, and results of the 2022 PBA Commissioner’s Cup between the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel and the Phoenix Super LPG Fuelmasters scheduled on October 14, 2022, at 5:45 PM live from the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
The Gin Kings will try to catch up with other teams that dominate the top of the second conference standings while the Fuelmasters will use their previous victory to spark a winning streak and improve their chances to be part of the top-eight squads.
After a slow start in this import-laden conference where they got beaten by the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters during their second conference debut, Barangay Ginebra is currently on a tear as they demolished their next two opponents. Their latest victim was the formerly zero loss, the visiting Bay Area Dragons where they ended that match with a blowout victory.
Some of the noticeable events of that game were the highlights of their newly acquired players, Jeremiah Gray and Jamie Malonzo. Team “NSD” head coach Tim Cone is teasing what Ginebra will become moving forward.
“Jamie and Jeremiah, they have a lot of athleticism to what we do and I think they’re gonna be real fun for games as we go forward,” said Cone.
Coach Cone also gave some hints that this won’t happen anytime soon as the duo will go through adjustments and part of it is to get to know the abilities of the current Gin Kings.
“They’re still learning about us, they’re still learning about their teammates, they’re still learning about them so we expect them to get better. This is kind of a glimpse of how we can be if we’re on top of our game. We were certainly at the top of our game (against Bay Area),” said Cone.
Meanwhile, for Phoenix, external noise is swirling around that may hamper the performance of the Fuelmasters in the PBA. Yet, head coach Topex Robinson gave his assurance that their entire troops will focus on what they’re doing and their goal in this ongoing tournament.
Phoenix rookie Tyler Tio who was named the Player of the Week echoes what their team priorities are.
“We just focused on what we could control as a team. The outside noise, there’s nothing we could do about it. So as professionals, we owed it to ourselves and our families to do our job,” said Tio.
The former Ateneo Blue Eagles standout showcased his basketball skills in the biggest basketball league in the country where he dropped 26 points and seven assists against the NLEX Road Warriors last October 8.
For sure, his scoring aggressiveness will be expected at least by his coach and their avid die-hard fans.