The Barangay Ginebra San Miguel is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the NorthPort Batang Pier at 5:45 PM on February 10, 2023 live from the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Metro Manila.
Note: Livestream starts at 5:45 PM, refresh this page to watch the live game at the mentioned game time.
The Gin Kings’ domination in this year’s edition of the third conference continues and no plans to end their hot streak any time soon while the Batang Pier are eager to put to an end to their awful four-game losing slump. All these actions will be served later today during PBA’s Friday main event.
Seems like the Gin Kings are now feeling the impact of their grueling schedule that dates back to the 2022 PBA Commissioner’s Cup where they battled against one of Asia’s best teams assembled, that’s the Bay Area Dragons where the championship round utilized all of its seven-game schedules.
Christian Standhardinger absorbed an injury and his services under the rim were missed in their last outing against the NLEX Road Warriors while LA Tenorio is on a minutes restriction as he only logged less than four minutes in their past two games.
Good thing is that the Ginebra’s roster is very deep and usually there’s someone who is willing to step up to take over the slack left by their starters.
“Next man mentality has been a big thing around the world in basketball,” said head coach Tim Cone. “It provides an opportunity to step in and get extra minutes and extra touches. It also asks guys that are playing regular minutes, they have to step up their game.”
In their first game this conference versus Rain or Shine Elasto Painters, it was Nards Pinto who took advantage of playing minutes while in the following match, it was Jeremiah Gray who made a grandstanding performance.
For NorthPort on the other hand, though still win-less, yet there’s a glimmer of hope that they can still salvage their campaign as their ace point guard Robert Bolick is set to return.
Without Bolick in the lineup, the Batang Pier got a hard time collecting victories. The scenario could turn around if the squad led by Bonnie Tan is able to exploit the missing stars of Ginebra this evening.