The Barangay Ginebra San Miguel is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the Talk ‘N Text KaTropa at 7:00 P.M. on November 8, 2019 live from the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao, Quezon City.
The Gin Kings wanted to make a quick bounce win while the KaTropa will try to reclaim their tournament standings’ top spot position when the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup resumes in Cubao this evening.
An “investment” for the future. That’s what coach Bong Ravena when they dealt Bobby Ray Parks via a trade which sent Don Trollano and Anthony Semerad to the Blackwater Elite.
With their ace point guard Jayson Castro got sidelined due to an injury, the former PBA Rookie of the Year turned head coach will rely on Parks scoring and passing abilities.
“Ray is a legit two-way player. He is better defensively than he is offensively. Offensively, we can play through him on balls and in the post. He is a willing passer and is not selfish,” said Ravena.
“We made this move for the future. Adding another playmaker who can also defend at a high level around our franchise player Jayson Castro will make us so much tougher,” Ravena added.
For the Gin Kings, their 2016 and 2017 Finals rematch with the Meralco Bolts was a disaster for the last Sunday.
The Bolts hammered Ginebra with an eye-popping 24-point blowout.
The troops of coach Tim Cone got surprised by Durham’s new outside shooting of Allen Durham, an area where he is not previously known of.
That long-range bombs forced Ginebra to change their defensive alignment but it’s too late as Meralco already piled a huge lead.
That Ginebra’s defeat pushed them down in the standings and they’re currently outside the top four borderlines.