The Meralco Bolts is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the Columbian Dyip at 4:30 P.M. on February 27, 2019 live from the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
After several weeks of hiatus to give way to Gilas Pilipinas campaign for qualifying to the 2019 FIBA World Cup, PBA is now back!
The Bolts are looking for a consistent winning while the Dyip wanted to gain back their earlier image in the league as a giant slayer when both teams resume their All-Filipino bids.
With that long break it seems normal for teams to get rusty but Meralco head coach Norman Black wanted to shake it off immediately considering they’re once again at the bottom of the Philippine Cup standings.
“It’s been a long break so we will have to get rid of the rust immediately,” said Black.
For Columbian’s head coach Johnedel Cardel on the other hand, they wanted a fresh start and hoping that their game against the Bolts will help them re-build their winning ways which they have started early this conference.
“Parang opening na naman,” said Cardel. “We need a brand new start,” added Cardel. “Kung p’wedeng manalo kami (versus Meralco), mas maganda. Kasi ganoon naman ang basketball. Kung panalo ka mas mataas ang kompiyansa. Kung talo ka parang na-do-doble pressure,” he added.