The Barangay Ginebra San Miguel is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the Phoenix Pulse Fuel Masters at 6:45 P.M. on March 10, 2019 live from the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
The Gin Kings are looking to make a quick bounce back game while the Fuel Masters wanted a much bigger separation from the rest of PBA teams when the league resume this evening at the Big Dome.
Barangay Ginebra got surprised by the Alaska Aces last week despite having several of their key players are on the injured list.
Alaska humiliated the Gin Kings in front of their never-say-die fans with a whooping 26-point advantage. There’s one instance that the Aces made a 30-point advantage.
To pin the Gins much deeper, Aces guard Simon Enciso shoots a buzzer-beating three-pointer which he converts. That shot made Ginebra head coach Tim Cone upset as he went out the game without giving Alaska head coach Alex Compton a traditional end-game handshake.
Ginebra waited for another week to redeem themselves.
“We owe it to our fans to play better,” said Cone.
“We really let our fans down by getting embarrassed and humiliated in our last game and we’ve had a long week to let it soak in,” Cone also said.
“But our job now is to put it away and get focused against the league leader. Phoenix has been playing great basketball and they are a tough team to get going against. We need to reach deep and obviously play a lot better than out last game,” Cone added.
Phoenix on the other hand are on their way to dominate the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup and they wanted to put a period that they’re one of the top two teams this conference.
Fuel Masters final push in the elimination round is here and before making it to the quarterfinals they will have their needed tests as they are scheduled with the league’s heavyweights.
This is now the moment to let the followers of PBA know that they’re serious title contender.