The NorthPort Batang Pier is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the Blackwater Bossing at 4:30 PM on February 25, 2023 live from the Smart Araneta Coliseum at Quezon City, Metro Manila.
The Batang Pier finally broke the bad spell this conference after they logged their first victory, for sure they wanted more while the Bossing absorbed another defeat just a few days ago that extends their losing skid to seven.
The upcoming game between the Northport Batang Pier and the Blackwater Bossing promises to be a thrilling match as both teams have a lot to play for. The Batang Pier are eager to keep their playoff hopes alive while the Bossing is fighting to avoid finishing at the bottom of the standings.
Northport’s victory over Terrafirma last week gave them a much-needed boost, and they are determined to carry that momentum into their game against Blackwater. With only a few games left in the season, the Batang Pier knows that every game is a must-win situation. Coach Bonnie Tan said, “Isa-isang game lang ang tinitingnan namin,” which translates to “We are only looking at one game at a time.”
On the other hand, the Blackwater Bossing is in a dire situation. With only one win in their first nine games, they are currently at the bottom of the standings. However, coach Ariel Vanguardia remains optimistic, saying, “Habang may buhay may pag-asa,” which means “As long as there is life, there is hope.” The Bossing is determined to turn their season around, and they know that every game is crucial if they want to make it to the playoffs.
The game between Northport and Blackwater could have huge implications for the playoff picture. If the Batang Pier wins, they would improve their record to 2-6 and keep their playoff hopes alive. If the Bossing wins, they would snap their seven-game losing streak and move closer to the teams above them in the standings.
As the game approaches, fans and analysts alike are eagerly anticipating the matchup between these two teams. Will Northport continue their winning ways and keep their playoff hopes alive? Or will Blackwater pull off the upset and turn their season around? Only time will tell.
Meanwhile, in another game, Converge secured their spot in the playoffs with a win over Blackwater. Maverick Ahanmisi led the way with a career-high 31 points, including seven three-pointers. Converge coach Aldin Ayo praised his team’s effort on the boards, saying, “Laging paalala is to crush the boards, at iyon lumabas iyong offensive rebounding namin,” which means “Our reminder is always to crush the boards, and that’s where our offensive rebounding comes out.” With the win, Converge moved to 6-2 and kept their hopes of finishing in the top four alive.