The Blackwater Bossing is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the Terrafirma Dyip at 4:30 PM on February 9, 2023 live from the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, Metro Manila.
The Dyip got a sudden halt after they dealt with the mighty San Miguel Beermen just a few days ago while the Bossing absorbed their back-to-back defeats and are very eager to make bounce back and start piling more victories to their standings.
If a player is getting featured on the league’s official commercial ads then he must be one of the best if not the best player in his squad and that’s Juami Tiongson of Terrafirma. If you’re already familiar with the brand new PBA ads which is rolling for quite a while now, the former Ateneo Blue Eagles is one of the starring players who demonstrated his accuracy from outside the three-point arc.
That’s why Blackwater’s head coach Ariel Vanguardia will be putting some defensive strategy dedicated to Tiongson apart from their opponent’s import if they wanted to improve their chance of avoiding another loss.
“Obviously, ‘yung depensa namin has to be on point. We need to shut down their import tsaka si Juami. Kailangan ma-limit namin output nila,” said Vanguardia.
Likewise, he will try not to allow the match that will fall into a shootout contest as that’s the favorite type of plays Dyip wants.
“Di namin sila p’wedeng i-engage in a shootout kasi iyon ang laro nila. So defensive ‘yung main gameplan namin.”
For Blackwater, coach Vanguardia is eager to unleash their newly acquired import. For sure, apart from the acrobatic plays and eye-popping stats, the veteran coach wanted to have a positive result for his team by parading a new foreign reinforcement.
“He can provide us the energy that we lack,” said Vanguardia. “Very fiery import na ito, e. Exciting na player,” he added.