The Barangay Ginebra San Miguel is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the San Miguel Beermen at 6:45 P.M. on June 16, 2019 live from the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.
The Beermen are looking to make a two-game winning streak while the Gin Kings wanted to avoid a three-game losing skid when the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup resumes tonight at the Big Dome.
Justine Brownlee and Charles Rhodes are the two foreign hired players who got awarded with the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Best Import trophy in the past two seasons.
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It’s the rematch of the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals and for sure the Beermen wanted a payback after they got dethroned by Ginebra.
SMB most likely will try to exploit the struggle of their tonight’s opponent.
According to Gin Kings head coach Tim Cone, his locals are too much reliant to their talented import.
“Again, we were deferring to Justin too much,” said Cone. “He is doing too much for us. Our guys have to step up.”
For SMB coach Leo Austria on the other hand, though they won against the Blackwater Elite in their last outing, he is still not satisfied on how they won the game.
“We still have to step up on defense. We allowed them to score 106,” said Austria.
The reason why coach Austria is not so pleased is that the Elite came without their import Alex Stepheson who is a 20-20 machine.
The Beermen’s chief bench tactician wanted to improve that as they clash with the defending champion at 6:45 PM.