The Meralco Bolts is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the Converge FiberXers at 3:00 PM on March 3, 2023 live from the Smart Araneta Coliseum at Quezon City, Metro Manila.
The FiberXers wanted to make a quick bounce-back victory and will be welcoming a PBA legend to solidify their third conference journey while the Bolts will try to avenge their Wednesday loss against their rival, the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel.
Meralco and Converge will face off in a highly-anticipated match in the PBA Governors’ Cup, with both teams vying for a top-four spot. Converge, coming off a loss to Phoenix Super LPG, currently sits at a 6-3 record and just one rung below the top four. Meanwhile, Meralco aims to secure a sixth win and a shot at landing a top-four spot. The match is set to take place at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, with both teams set to give it their all.
In their previous game, Meralco lost to Barangay Ginebra, while Converge lost to Phoenix Super LPG. Despite their setbacks, both teams are eager to bounce back and get back on track. Meralco’s coach Norman Black said, “We’re in a position to get into the top four, and we want to take advantage of that. We’ll have to play well against Converge, who are also in the same position.” Meanwhile, Converge’s coach Aldin Ayo said, “We’re not giving up on our goal of getting a top-four spot. We’ll have to work harder and execute better against Meralco.”
The game is expected to be a close one, with both teams boasting top-notch talent. Converge’s top scorer, Maverick Ahanmisi, is expected to lead the way for the team, while Meralco will be counting on the likes of Chris Newsome and Cliff Hodge to step up. Meralco’s coach Black said of Newsome, “Chris is one of our main guys, and we’ll need him to deliver against Converge. He’s been playing well lately, and I’m confident he’ll continue to do so.” Meanwhile, Converge’s coach Ayo said of Ahanmisi, “Maverick has been one of our most consistent players this conference. He always brings his A-game and gives us a chance to win every time.”
With both teams eager to secure a top-four spot, expect a thrilling and intense game from start to finish. It’s a game that could have a big impact on the standings, and both teams will be looking to come away with a win. As coach Black said, “It’s a big game for us, and we’re ready for the challenge.” Meanwhile, coach Ayo added, “We’ll leave it all on the court and give it our best shot.” It’s a game that promises to be one for the ages, and basketball fans won’t want to miss it.