The Blackwater Elite is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the Kia Picanto at 4:30 P.M. on February 16, 2018 live from the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
With three games remaining in their schedule, the Elite still have a good chance on making it to the second round of the 2017-18 PBA Philippine Cup while the Picantos may throw some surprises and spoil their opponent’s hope on advancing to the playoffs.
Although his team is already out in the race for the next round of the All-Filipino conference, coach Ricky Dandan doesn’t give up as he gear up his squad for their 4:30 PM clash.
“Even if we are out of the playoffs we’ve worked and prepared our team hard in practice,” said Dandan. “We intend to finish this conference with wins,” he added.
This statement may already reached to his counterpart in Blackwater’s camp and coach Leo Isaac wanted to make sure that his troops would not be complacent.
“We need to win tomorrow to keep our hopes alive of barging into the playoffs,” simply said Blackwater coach Leo Isaac, referring to his team’s collision with Kia Friday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
The Elite is still fresh from stunning the defending champion, the San Miguel Beermen. Michael DiGregorio and Poy Erram were in their A-game once again scoring 26 points and 24 points respectively.
Mac Belo who was sidelined in their last outing is also set to return to strengthen their chances to add another W in their win-loss record.