The Barangay Ginebra San Miguel is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the Blackwater Elite at 7:00 P.M. on May 24, 2019 live from the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.
The Gin Kings are finally back in action and will start defending its crown this 2019 PBA Philippine Cup while the Elite are eyeing for a two straight victories when the league resume its action this evening at the Big Dome.
The fan favorite Barangay Ginebra will make its first sail in the conference they have dominated a year ago plus their beloved import is also set for another appearance.
Justin Brownlee is back and his stints in the Middle East-based tournaments where majority of the players that dominates are big-men is a very big plus.
Brownlee made appearance with the Mighty Sports in Dubai and his performance got noticed by one of their opponents. He was later hired by Al-Riyadi and played in a Lebanese league.
Nicknamed as “JB” is the shortest import this second conference which is similar to last year but he already proved that height don’t matter as he won the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Best Import Award.
He will backed up by Greg Slaughter, Japeth Aguilar and Prince Caperal to defend as well as create havoc in the paint.
That Ginebra’s defensive front-court will be immediately put on a test as they will try to stop the hulking import of Blackwater.
Alex Stepheson had a monster performance against the Meralco Bolts last Sunday as he tallied with 21 points and 31 rebounds.
Another new face in the Elite camp that will give more scoring options for the coach Aris Dimaunahan is their prized rookie Ray Ray Parks Jr., who also had an impressive PBA debut.
The son of the late Bobby Parks Sr., won three straight MVP award in the ASEAN Basketball League and most likely he wanted the same success here in the PBA.