The Barangay Ginebra San Miguel is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the Talk ‘N Text Tropang Giga at 5:45 PM on March 17, 2023 live from the PhilSports Arena at Pasig City, Metro Manila.
Though already locked in the top four yet the Gin Kings wanted to make a bold statement whose the boss of the third conference as they wanted to share the number one spot of the elimination round and to be virtually number one while the KaTropa wanted to spoil that and they too wanted to send a signal to the league that they’re the biggest threat against the defending champion.
Get ready basketball fans, the TNT Tropang Giga and Barangay Ginebra are set to clash in a game that will determine the top seed in the PBA Governors’ Cup playoffs. With San Miguel Beer and Meralco also guaranteed a top-four spot, the top spot, second, and third are still up for grabs.
Coach Jojo Lastimosa’s Tropang Giga will clinch the number one spot if they win the game at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig on Friday. Meanwhile, if coach Tim Cone and his Ginebra team win, a tiebreak system will be used to determine the top spots.
Cone said, “We’re going to use the game as a tool to get ready for the playoffs which start Sunday for us.” Lastimosa is not taking the game lightly and is excited about the match-up, “It’s going to be a nice game to watch and play in, and I’m excited.”
The game is also about keeping the momentum going into the playoffs. TNT is on a seven-game win streak while Ginebra is on a five-game winning run heading into their face-off. The TNT Tropang Giga, who secured their seventh straight win on Wednesday, are gearing up to face Barangay Ginebra, who currently has an 8-2 record. This game is a must-watch as it will determine who will secure the top spot and will have the right to square off with Phoenix Super LPG in the quarterfinals.
Coach Lastimosa, however, is not putting too much emphasis on rankings, “Number 1 or number two it doesn’t really matter for me. It’s just nice to win against Ginebra but, again, it’s still (just) an eliminations game. And even if we win over Ginebra it doesn’t mean we would go deep in the playoffs.”
This game is set to be a great game with both teams having something to prove. With everything on the line, this is one game that is not to be missed.