The Barangay Ginebra San Miguel is scheduled for a Game 2 Finals match against the Meralco Bolts at 7:00 P.M. on January 10, 2020 live from the Quezon Convention Center in Lucena, Quezon.
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The Gin Kings took the victory of the opening Finals series and now has a slight advantage. Yet, the Bolts promised to come back much stronger to even the series when the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals resumes tonight in an out-of-town game.
Apart from the talented squad of Barangay Ginebra, Meralco head coach Norman Black is also preparing his team to have mental toughness as they’re expecting to face a much larger crowd and the majority of them will cheer for the Gin Kings.
“There’s always an advantage for Ginebra whenever they go anywhere in the country. Normally fans follow them. In Araneta, we can probably get 4,000 or 5,000 fans in the gym, then they will have 12,000, 15,000. When we go to the province, that’s a little bit more difficult for us,” said Black.
“We’ll see. Anyway, we have to win this game. It’s a must-win for us; it really won’t matter where we play,” Black added.
Meralco led as much as 10 points in the earlier parts of Game 1 but Ginebra which is also known for its mantra the “Never-Say-Die” had their comeback and it was perfect timing as it happened in the crucial moments of the fourth quarter.
Japeth Aguilar used his quickness and length to erase the layup attempt of Bolts’ import Durham which was a potential game-tier.
Despite the defeat last Tuesday, Meralco remains in high spirits and assured their fans that they will be much tougher tonight.
“Even with the way that we shot and missed plays we should have made, we still had that opportunity. We got to make the most of that opportunity next time, be able to pull it off especially against a team like this. We’ll look at the film and see where we can attack. We’ll come back stronger in Game 2,” said Durham.
Raymond Almazan who sparked Meralco mostly in the first half of Game 1 is taking his inspiration how they eliminated their sister team, the TNT KaTropa in the semi-finals round.
“We just have to stay together. Remember, talo rin game sa Game One against TNT pero naka-recover kami,” he “Rock-en-Roll” Almazan.