The Barangay Ginebra San Miguel is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the NLEX Road Warriors at 7:00 P.M. on October 5, 2018 live from Smart Araneta Coliseum.
The Gin Kings will make an attempt to extend their winning streak to three and own the top of the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup standings once again while the Road Warriors wanted to have their own back-to-back victories when PBA resumes tonigt at the Big Dome.
The injury bug continue to bite Barangay Ginebra as their big-man and forward Joe Devance will rejoin Greg Slaughter, Jervy Cruz, Sol Mercado and the rest of wounded soldiers of team NSD in the sidelines.
However, there’s still room to rejoice for the beloved basketball squad in the Philippines as Japeth Aguilar will be back in basketball hardcourt this evening.
“Injuries continue to hound us with Joe Devance now out for the next three to four weeks,” said Ginebra coach Tim Cone.
Despite of their lack of manpower and most of them as their key players, Ginebra continue to show mastery of the Governors’ Cup. Their last two victims were the San Miguel Beermen and the Phoenix Petroleum Fuel Masters.
Just played his first third conference game after guiding Gilas Pilipinas from its 2018 Asian Games and 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers stint, coach Yeng Guiao logged his victory several days ago against the then undefeated Blackwater Elite.
Coach Guiao has done his assignment and knew the secret formula of the Gin Kings why they continue to win games. That’s the stepping-up of their role players and the usual performance from LA Tenorio and Scottie Thompson plus the amazing game from Justin Brownlee.
“At a time when GSM seems most vulnerable because of injuries, they keep playing their best basketball. Their guys have been stepping up big time,” said Guiao.
“(Justin) Brownlee does not have a weakness in his game so all we can do is work hard and pray. LA (Tenorio) and Scottie (Thompson) will be added headaches for us,” Guiao said.