Here are the live scores, updates, and results of the 2022 PBA Commissioner’s Cup between the Terrafirma Dyip and the Bay Area Dragons scheduled on October 21, 2022, at 3:00 PM live from the PhilSports Arena.
The visiting team in this conference known for its moniker as the Dragons are seeking to ignite a new winning streak while the Dyip is hoping that they can turn the tides and will make a strong stride to get their first victory in this conference when the tournament resumes this afternoon in Pasig City.
Terrafirma’s losing streak now reached to 21 and let’s be honest, ending it this afternoon is so many challengings as they tangle with a team that almost has everything. Bay Area’s head coach is also the national chief bench tactician of the Australian national basketball team that usually reached at least the semis of previous FIBA tournaments, a number of tall and skilled players plus their import who is a former first-round pick in the NBA.
To add to Dyip’s challenge, both Juami Tiongson and Alex Cabagnot won’t be available as the two guards are nursing an injury.
Yet, the former Negros Slasher hotshot isn’t losing hope that they may able to do the impossible. Coach Cardel gave some hint of what will be their antidote to the slowdown Bay Area.
“Pero ang sabi ko, huwag na lang nilang tingnan ng ganu’n, na gawin lang namin part namin. Maging aggressive sa individual defense at magtulungan sa team defense. Of course, kailangan pumasok mga tira namin sa labas kasi kapag nag-penetrate mahirap makita ring sa laki ng mga iyon,” said Cardel.
The Dragons are fresh from their victory against the June Mar Fajardo-less San Miguel Beermen a few days ago. They were successful to make a bounce back after they absorbed their first defeat against the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel.
Head coach Brian Goorjian gave hints about what will be the game looks like this afternoon. It seems that their focus is not on what’s written on the PBA standings but on what is on their goal in the local basketball scene. Contender and struggling teams, treat it the same.
“Another challenge,” said Goorjian. “All of this is a challenge. (I have) tremendous respect for the competition and each one brings a challenge for us.”