The Barangay Ginebra San Miguel is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters at 6:45 P.M. on October 26, 2019 live from the Smart Araneta Coliseum, Cubao, Quezon City.
The Gin Kings wanted to stretch their winning streak to three while the Elasto Painters will try to make back-to-back wins when the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup resumes this evening at the Big Dome.
“The third import will be a charm,” that maybe the words whispering at the ears of the Rain or Shine players and coaches.
ROS has introduced their third import in their last game versus the Blackwater Elite and Kwame Alexander helped them to snap their awful four-game slump.
With Alexander in Rain or Shine’s roster, head coach Caloy Garcia finally found the perfect reinforcement player that fits on their basketball system.
“With the new import that we have, he gave us what we needed – rebound, rebound and rebound. That’s one position that we lacked. Before our guards weren’t able to score. But now the rotation’s better, the ball movement’s a lot better,” said Garcia.
For the Ginebra side, after losing back-to-back the Gin Kings finally found their Governors’ Cup mojo.
In their last two games, they toppled the San Miguel Beermen, a team that is hunting for the last gem to complete a grand slam.
They followed it up by defeating the defending champion, the Magnolia Hotshots Pambansang Manok.
Yet, Ginebra still outside the fence of the top-four teams and they needed to do more in order to reward them a twice-to-beat advantage during the quarterfinals.
“I’m hoping it gives us the confidence,” said Gin Kings reinforcement player Justin Brownlee. “We know every game’s going to be tough, it’s not gonna be easy, so we’ll try to do whatever we can to get into the Top Four.”