The Barangay Ginebra San Miguel is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the Alaska Aces at 6:45 PM on November 3, 2020 live from the AUF Sports Arena and Cultural Center in Angeles City, Pampanga.
Following back-to-back losses against the Magnolia Hotshots and the Rain or Shine Elasto painters, Alaska coach Jeffrey Cariaso expects Ginebra to be at its best during their afternoon skirmish.
Earlier, the Aces kept their composure and went about their business on the way to a come-from-behind 105-97 drubbing of the Fuel Masters. Vic Manuel and his teammates erased a 14-point deficit and built their own double-digit advantage in a crucial turnaround leading to a fifth win against three losses.
Taking over the game in the fourth and eventually pulling through, the Aces closed in on an outright quarterfinals entry while stalling the Fuel Masters at 4-3.
Meanwhile, Ginebra would surely want to redeem themselves after a heartbreaking overtime outcome against ROS who limited their total game output to just 82, way short of their average of a little over 97 points per contest going to the game.
Like the rest of the field, Ginebra did use the recent temporary suspension of play since last Friday to pull together its act. The Kings used the welcome respite to further rest tired, aching bodies while giving injuries more time to heal.
Team meetings were also held as coach Tim Cone set straight his players’ collective mindset.
Aware of how good an opponent Ginebra is, Cariaso said: “This will again be a very good challenge for us. If we want to be in the Top Four, we’re going to have to compete and beat big teams like Ginebra.”