The Barangay Ginebra San Miguel is scheduled for a head-to-head Semi-Finals game against the Talk ‘N Text (TNT) KaTropa Texters at 7:00 P.M. on October 6, 2017 live from the Smart Araneta Colisuem.
KaTropa had even the series to 1-1 and looking to make it two in a row while the Gin Kings will try to bounce back and be the team to face the Meralco Bolts in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals.
If you think early foul trouble is a bad thing that can happen to a player, well that’s not the case for Glen Rice Jr. situation last Wednesday.
Just in the first half alone, Rice already committed four personal fouls and coach Nash Racela has no choice but to bench his import. That moved gave good results for Talk ‘N Text as Rice Jr. came strong in the final quarter.
“Well, it backfired because he was able to rest and he was able to come out strong in the fourth,” offered Racela.
“It was a good thing the other guys were able to hold the fort during the third quarter,” added Racela. “That’s what a team is all about, (other) guys stepping up, stepping forward.”
Racela is also anticipating some adjustments from their opponent considering that he’s playing once again against one of the best coaches in the PBA.
“I know coach Tim (Cone) will get something from his bag of tricks,” said TNT coach Nash Racela. “I don’t know what it is, but we will just try our best again to prepare and counter.”
“I think the whole series, we’ll see Ginebra going inside, especially having that size advantage against us,” said Racela. “We’ll just keep on finding ways.”
In Game 2, TNT limited the scoring production of Greg Slaughter to only 8 points compared to his 16 markers in their series opener.
- Ginebra Vs Talk ‘N Text (TNT) – Game 1 | October 2, 2017 | PBA Semi-Finals Livestream – 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup
- Ginebra Vs Talk ‘N Text (TNT) – Game 2 | October 4, 2017 | PBA Semi-Finals Livestream – 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup
- Ginebra Vs Talk ‘N Text (TNT) – Game 4 | October 8, 2017 | PBA Semi-Finals Livestream – 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup