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PBA Season 48 Commissioner's Cup

Brgy. Ginebra warmly welcomed back LA Tenorio, who made a triumphant return in their 110-99 win over Terrafirma, Sunday night in the PBA Season 48 Commissioner’s Cup at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig City.

The rousing victory holds special significance as it marks Tenorio’s comeback after battling stage 3 colon cancer since last March.

Despite the challenges he faced, Tenorio’s determination and resilience shone through as he started the game and motivated the Gin Kings to secure their fourth win in five games.

The “Gineral” finished with six points, three assists and a rebound in 25 minutes of action.

Brgy. Ginebra head coach Tim Cone paid tribute to the team’s chief playmaker for his long journey back to the hardcourt.

“It’s been an incredible journey for LA… He started with a bunch of tears… But he just put his nose to the ground and worked his way back,” said Cone. “We know it was a really arduous journey to get back.”

“We missed him, we missed his leadership. It was evident on the floor, we struggled a little bit against their zone and LA stepped up and made two big three pointers to keep us moving. That’s LA.”

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