The Barangay Ginebra San Miguel is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the Mahindra Floodbuster at 7:00 P.M. on June 2, 2017 in Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Just like San Miguel and Star, Ginebra also wanted to end their 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup eliminations round as the top team while the Floodbuster aims for its rare three-game winning streak.
Barangay Ginebra escaped the Meralco Bolts last Sunday in Antipolo.
They were lucky that they got that four-point lead or else it may ended to an overtime or worst they absorb another loss.
Justin Brownlee missed a pair of free throws that gives a window of opportunity for the Bolts which also includes LA Tenorio’s turnover with 11.6 second remaining in the fourth quarter.
Cliff Hodge’s three-pointer closed the gap 89-90 but the last position of the Meralco wasn’t executed properly.
After Brownlee’s missed free throws, Alex Stepheson secured the rebound and gave the ball to Chris Newsome who found Hodge sprinting in the other end.
Newsome throws a long pass but unfortunately it was an inch away for Hodge to catch it and that Meralco golden oppurtunity ended up into a turnover.
“Good thing nung huli although muntik pa, pero good thing we came up with a big stop” said LA Tenorio in his post game interview.
They’re already eliminated but Mahindra will exit the second conference with flying colors. After got stuck with their lone win for several weeks, the Floodbuster is now enjoying a two-game winning streak.
That happen after the departure of Alex Mallari from the team and the entrance of Glenn Khobuntin and Eric Camson to Mahindra’s roster.
Coach Chris Gavina definetely wanted more and looking to bring some pride going to the third conference.
Beating one of the top teams in the ongoing conference surely will boost the morale of the entire Mahindra Floodbuster.