The Barangay Ginebra San Miguel is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the Columbian Dyip at 6:45 P.M. on July 14, 2019 live from the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.
The Gin Kings wanted a three-game winning streak and carry a positive momentum going to the quarterfinals while the Dyip is hoping that a victory tonight could somehow change their fortune and continue to keep their second conference alive when the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup continues tonight in the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Barangay Ginebra showed no mercy to their playoffs rival Magnolia Hotshots Pambansang Manok during their Manila Clasico match.
The Gin Kings lambasted their Sunday’s opponent, 102-81.
In his first PBA classic battle, Stanley Pringle manufactured 13 points, five assists, and three steals but it was their import who shines the brightest.
Justin Brownlee delivered a career-high 49 points plus his 20 boards and seven dimes.
Though they’ll be playing the usual cellar-dweller Columbian squad, coach Tim Cone isn’t discounting their efforts this conference.
“We can’t control who we will play in the quarters. We just need to focus on what is in front of us and that is a very underrated Columbian team who is still fighting for a chance to make the playoffs,” said Cone.
For the Dyip on the other hand, coach Johnedel Cardel shown much improvement this 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup. One of those enhancements they made is their ability on how to close the game.
They demonstrated that against the Phoenix Pulse Fuel Masters where they showed poise and didn’t rattle until the final buzzer was pressed.