LA Tenorio also known as Tenyente Tenorio was named as the 2016 PBA Governor’s Cup Finals MVP after leading Barangay Ginebra San Miguel to another championship against the Meralco Bolts.
Here’s the performance of the flashy point guard throughout the series.
In Game 1 Tenorio registered his career-high in points with 36 points although they fell short on winning the game. The initial game went into overtime after Tenorio’s layup but unable to complete the win in the extension period.
In Game 2, both teams were focused on executing their defensive play set and resulted to a low-scoring game. In the end, Barangay Ginebra stood tall and even the series at 1-1. LA Tenorio’s was not that evident but in anyway his contributions on the floor is valuable. He registered 9 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists.
In Game 3, two of Meralco Bolts veterans transformed into a local version of “Splash Brothers”. Jimmy Alapag and Reynel Hugnatan were deadly from behind-the-arc as they took the driver’s seat and went 2-1. LA Tenorio led all Barangay Ginebra local players with his points.
In Game 4, the story will be remembered as the second coming of the “Fast and the Furious” as Jayjay Helterbrand and Mark Caguioa sparked the Barangay Ginebra comeback as the team erased a 16 points lead entering the final quarter. LA Tenorio added 12 points and 4 assists to even the series at 2-2.
In Game 5, it was Barangay Ginebra’s front-court duo who led them to victory. Joe Devance and Japeth Aguilar combined with 27 points and 16 rebounds. Tenorio chipped in with 7 points, 8 assists and 5 rebounds.
In Game 6, it appears like the same LA Tenorio everyone saw in Game 1 of the series. He caught fire in the third quarter as he scored tear-drop after tear-drop. Although the biggest shot came from their import, Justin Brownlee but the run in the third quarter was the the turning point for Ginebra’s success.