The GlobalPort Batang Pier is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the Blackwater Elite at 4:30 P.M. on May 2, 2018 live from the Ynares Center-Antipolo.
The Elite is in dire need of a win to keep and stop the three-game losing streak while the Batang Pier will gun for its first back-to-back victories this 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.
Usually when teams are losing in this import-laden conference, the first resort is to replace its import but it was different case in the camp of Blackwater. Instead, they have fired their head coach.
Coach Leo Isaac got axed after a not so impressive start of the Elite this second conference. Isaac has led the franchise to its first playoff appearance last 2017 PBA Governor’s Cup and also led Blackwater to a championship back in their D-League years.
Siliman Sy, Blackwater’s representative to the league board shared a bit of what had transpired.
“Nag usap kami ni coach Leo and it’s just simply work. Trabaho lang ito,” said Sy, who was the one tasked to tell Isaac of management’s decision when they met one-on-one at the Blackwater office on Monday.
For GlobalPort on the other hand, Stanley Pringle seems found his groove when they played against the Meralco Bolts in their last schedule.
The former Rookie of the Year dropped 17 points and 7 rebounds. 13 of those points came in the last quarter when his team needed the most.
Apart from Pringle, Batang Pier’s new big-man acquisition Mo Tautuaa is also set to return to the PBA floors after serving a one game suspension. Tautuaa will be playing his second game with GlobalPort, a player who is looking for a fresh start where his fans still waiting for his explosive game.