Slaughter more than ready to play bigger role for Ginebra

first_imgCayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ LATEST STORIES Getting the first win in the bag is a big step for Ginebra, especially for Slaughter who sees this conference as an acid test for his side to prove that it can win titles without the help of a reinforcement.“Last conference, we won the championship with Justin (Brownlee), and that’s great. But now that we’re without him, we’ve got to step up and I’m ready to take on that role,” he said as he and the rest of the Gin Kings seek to build on this victory moving forward.“It’s only our first game and the goal for us is to win the championship. It’s good to get that first win, but we still got a lot of room to improve.”Ginebra will face GlobalPort next on January 7.ADVERTISEMENT 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Jarencio wants Batang Pier to not rely too much on Pringle, Romeo Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice PLAY LIST 01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:29Robredo to gov’t, after accepting anti drug post: Are you ready for me?01:58With new role in drug war, Robredo might ‘baby’ the drug lords – Bong Go01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHcenter_img MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netBOCAUE — Counted on to be the main man for Ginebra this 2018 PBA Philippine Cup, Greg Slaughter is well aware of the larger load he has to carry for the Gin Kings this season.“I understand that I have a big responsibility now. With one conference behind me after my injury, I feel like I’m back feeling comfortable with everything,” Slaughter said on Monday.ADVERTISEMENT Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed And in his first Philippine Cup game in two years, the Cebuano giant showed that he’s more than ready to step up to the plate.Slaughter led the assault for Ginebra as he posted 24 points, 13 rebounds, four blocks, and two assists in its season-opening 89-78 victory over Magnolia at Philippine Arena.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderBut for the 29-year-old, his stats are the least of his concerns as he’s glad that the Gin Kings were able to notch the victory to open their campaign this 2017-2018 season.“The most important is we got the win today,” he said. “We’re team-oriented. Even when we won the championships, we pride ourselves on getting high assists. That’s our calling card, sharing the ball, moving the ball, and playing team defense. So I wouldn’t say there’s an individual equalizer.” View comments BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Nextlast_img

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