The Barangay Ginebra San Miguel is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters at 5:15 P.M. on September 16, 2017 live from the Mall of Asia Arena.
The Elasto Painters will keep pushing and join the elite four teams of the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup while the Gin Kings wanted to bounce back and be the first team to reach eight victories this conference.
Just like the other teams, the Elasto Painters are also seeking for a twice-to-beat advantage when the Quarterfinals round starts. They’re currently at the middle of the standings where one win or one loss is a big thing.
“We still have a chance (for the Top Four), but I’m thinking of Barangay Ginebra first,” said Garcia.
“Ginebra is one of the best teams in the league and they’re the defending champions. Coming off a loss (to San Miguel), coach Tim (Cone) is likely to make the adjustments and push his players hard,” Garcia added.
Raymond Almazan’s confidence is currently oozing might be because of his experience acquired during his Gilas stint. In RoS last outing, Almazan was the savior of his team against the hot shooting of his fellow Gilas player Matthew Wright.
Almazan’s “bastos jams” along with his three-pointer gave Rain or Shine 25 points, good enough to dispatch Phoenix Petroleum Fuel Masters.
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Tonight, he’ll be muscling with Ginebra’s bigs like Greg Slaughter, Joe Devance and Japeth Aguilar.
From as high as 26-point deficit, Barangay Ginebra was able to cut it down to only four points after the last buzzer has sounded. In short, Ginebra was in “Never-Say-Die” mode once again but unfortunately this time around, they haven’t completed the comeback.
“After the beat down that SMB gave us, needless to say, this is an important bounce back game for us,” said Ginebra coach Tim Cone.
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