The Barangay Ginebra San Miguel is scheduled for a Game 2 Semi-Finals match against the NorthPort Batang Pier at 7:00 P.M. on December 16, 2019 live from Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao, Quezon City.
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The Batang Pier stunned the Gin Kings in their Game 1 match as the squad of coach Pido Jarencio won big time and took a 1-0 series lead.
NorthPort continues their hot streak from the elimination round up to their semis opener.
Christian Standhardinger who is one of the major catalysts for the Batang Pier wanted to make sure that his team won’t blink most especially playing with Ginebra.
“Ginebra is a great team and every team has its off night and I’m sure they’re gonna come out with a vengeance and we have to be ready for that, everybody can win one game but it’s a whole another challenge to win three games,” said Standhardinger.
Their import Michael Qualls also have the same thing in mind if they wanted to go deeper into the playoffs.
“We just gotta stay focused, no time to be happy about it. We have another game in less than 48 hours, we have to come out prepared. I know they’re gonna change their strategy a little bit so we gotta go watch film, see what we need to do better and maintain (what NorthPort is doing right),” said Qualls.
Last Saturday was the birthday of Gin Kings head coach Tim Cone yet his squad was unable to give him a win as a gift instead of a humiliating defeat.
“It was a very ugly performance, it’s embarrassing, they wanted it more than we did and one of the worst first games I’ve been involved with,” said Cone.
Regardless if there was a tongue-lashing session or not during the practice of Ginebra as they prepare themselves for Game 2, one thing is for certain that team “NSD” will have a major adjustment for tonight’s game.