The Meralco Bolts is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the Columbian Dyip at 4:30 P.M. on November 8, 2019 live from the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao, Quezon City.
The Bolts wanted to make a four-game winning streak while the Dyip is eyeing for a quick bounce-back when the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup returns to the Big Dome this afternoon.
Columbian is just a game away for securing a quarterfinals seat. In his four conferences stint, this is the closest where he helped bring the team near the playoffs doorsteps.
In their preparation for today’s game, coach Cardel likes what he saw during their team’s practice.
“Nakita ko sa mga players, determinado silang manalo bukas. Basta I told them, ‘Just be a team tomorrow, play together. If not di natin kakayanin iyan.’,” said Cardel.
He also reminded his troops that teamwork will be the key to their victory for them to obtain the quarterfinals ticket.
“This is a big chance to go to the quarterfinals, we have to grab it,” he added. “If we’re going to lose, we go down fighting.”
For coach Norman Black and to his entire Meralco Bolts squad they showed to PBA fans that they’re the real deal this conference.
With the newly found shooting strokes of Allen Durham who is now efficient on drilling shots beyond the three-point territory, the Bolts became more dangerous squad.
Though Columbian wanted that quarterfinals seat, the Bolts wanted more. They are aiming for the twice-to-beat advantage in the next round and they can have it without any complications of the quotient system if they’ll be able to bag the “W” this evening.
“Columbian is battling for a playoff spot and they have a very good import in (Khapri) Alston,” added Black. “We will have to try and keep him off the offensive boards.”