The outspoken Rain or Shine mentor noted that Ginebra’s over 20 assists per game average is a tribute to the Gin Kings’ unselfish attitude this conference.
Guiao added that Cone seemed to have slowly veered away from his tried and tested triangle offense as Ginebra started running a lot at every given opportunity.
“Overall, they (Gin Kings) have improved. They no longer slow down deliberately like most other teams in he PBA pero naging running team na sila. Hidi na sila triangle offense,” Guiao told FOX Sports, whose team faces Ginebra on Sunday’s main game at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Game time is 6:30 p.m. after the PBA’s special tribute called “Final Buzzer” for the late legendary basketball coach Virgilio “Baby” Dalupan.
“Meron na lang glimpses of the triangle. It’s not that they come down and run the triangle like their style before because they have adapted and adjusted. So it’s a different team now from last year and last conference,” he added.
Guiao isn’t even thinking about Rain or Shine’s two-game sweep of Ginebra in their quarterfinal series in the Commissioner’s Cup, stressing that the Cone-mentored squad has also matured into solid defensive unit.
“They hold their opponents to 93 points and 40 percent shooting. So they were able to disrupt a lot of offense, and that’s what we particularly prepared for in our practice,” noted Guiao.