The Barangay Ginebra San Miguel is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the Meralco Bolts at 6:45 P.M. on November 3, 2019 live from the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao, Quezon City.
Both the Gin Kings and the Bolts will try to break their third spot tie in the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup standings. One team will go up and one team will go down when the tournament continues this evening in Cubao.
Meralco is one of the teams that made player movement this third conference and it appears that their new acquisitions added new weapons for coach Norman Black.
Allein Maliksi wasted no time as he immediately showcased his offensive arsenal to his new team and dropped 12 points while shooting 44% from the field.
Now that the have ample time soaking with Meralco in their team practices, for sure by now he is much familiar with coach Norman Black’s basketball system who is one of the winningest coaches in the league.
Ginebra’s coach Tim Cone is very much aware of what their opponent is doing in their lineup.
“This version of Meralco is the best we’ve seen in the last three years. They have added some important pieces that have taken them to another level,” said Cone.
Though Meralco and Ginebra missed reaching the Governors’ Cup Finals last year which snapped their two consecutive championship appearances in the season-ending tourney, still, each time they clash brings fireworks in the arena.
Tonight, they are not yet fighting for the crown but to solidify their position as one of the top four teams which will reward them a twice-to-beat incentive when the quarterfinals start.