In battle of endurance, Brownlee outlasts Onuaku

first_imgMOST READ The Bolts, meanwhile, saw Arinze Onuaku run on fumes.For Brownlee, who played 41 minutes and 39 seconds, playing for almost the whole game was a testament to his hard work and discipline.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’“I pride myself every time I come, I want to be better than the last conference especially with my endurance and just the kind of shape I’m in,” said Brownlee who had 36 points, six rebounds, and nine assists.On the other side of the court, Onuaku’s fast start was just that, an early spark of energy that dissipated in the two quarters the Bolts needed him the most. Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Onuaku had 16 points in the first half and tried to match Brownlee, who had 24 in that period, shot per shot.Brownlee, however, was able to continue his momentum in the second half while Onuaku barely got a sprint in as he labored to run up and down the floor and lagged behind the Bolts’ offensive and defensive sequences.“Good news for us, Justin’s like an Energizer bunny right now and he doesn’t just get tired,” said Gin Kings head coach Tim Cone. “He used to get tired when he first came in but he’s in such awesome shape now that he doesn’t get tired.”Onuaku scored just five points in the second half while Brownlee had 12 including a couple of points that came off a fastbreak jam that gave Ginebra a 92-81 lead with 4:16 left in the fourth.“I always want to get better in that area [stamina and endurance] so I took a lot of pride in that so I just tried to get in the best shape that I can,” said Brownlee.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments PBA IMAGESIn a basketball game that saw two individuals duke out in a marathon, it was Justin Brownlee who passed the tape with the greater of ease.Barangay Ginebra rode the coattails of Brownlee to take the 104-90 win and the sweep Meralco in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup quarterfinals Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Roger Federer knocked out of Wimbledon after wasting match point LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Former Holland boss Guus Hiddink on out-of-sorts Manchester United £31million recruit

first_img Guus Hiddink managed Memphis Depay during his time in charge of Holland 1 Guus Hiddink believes Memphis Depay’s form is suffering because he is having to overcome the pressure of being one of Holland’s brightest prospects while adjusting to the demands of the Barclays Premier League.Manchester United spent £31million to recruit the talented forward from PSV Eindhoven in the summer when he was already a member of Hiddink’s Holland national team – but like so many in a United shirt this season he has struggled to make an impression under manager Louis van Gaal.Hiddink, who has since begun his second reign as Chelsea’s interim manager, may not even see Depay play on Monday when Chelsea visit Old Trafford.Depay was substituted at half-time in United’s 2-0 defeat at Stoke – but Hiddink has defended the forward’s “talent”, and says the solution to improving his form comes in patience and with the assistance of United’s more senior players.“He’s a very young guy,” said Hiddink, who oversaw a 2-2 draw with Watford in his first game back at Stamford Bridge.“When he was in Holland he was one of the star players, at a very young age.“There is a lack of star players in Holland who are playing already many years in their league so at a young age he was bombarded as one of the big talents.“He has this talent but he’s also now having a confrontation with the demands of the Premier League, which are much higher in intensity of the game during 90 minutes.“That’s a period all players, not just him, have to overcome, and I think they need time for that.“He has this talent, but he’s also giving interviews saying ‘hey, I have to get used to another way of playing, the intensity of the games every three days, plus the intensity of the game’. Those guys, they need a bit the cover of experienced players.”last_img read more