The Bolts are looking to keep their winning momentum and push their hot streak to three straight victories while the Elasto Painters wanted a quick bounce back when the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup resumes at the Big Dome this afternoon.
Both teams are currently in verge of getting eliminated and this game can be treated like a do-or-die game for them.
After turning the tides against the NLEX Road Warriors, Meralco able to get another victory against the one of the league leaders, the Magnolia Hotshots Pambansang Manok few days ago.
Without their usual scorers like Jared Dillinger and Ranidel de Ocampo, the Bolts went to their 20-year PBA veteran Reynel Hugnatan to compliment Allen Durham in scoring.
Hugnatan logged his conference-high with 15 points who re-invented his basketball skills with his long range shots.
Likewise, Baser Amer and Chris Newsome able to match-up the intensity of Magnolia and able to make it to their first back-to-back wins this third conference.
For the Elasto Painters on the other hand, the drama between head coach Caloy Garcia and Raymond Almazan still ongoing and it’ll be expected that “Rock en Roll” won’t join the team this afternoon.
To make the matter worse for Rain or Shine, Beau Belga will be sidelined due to the injury he suffered against the Columbian Dyip last Friday. Also, Jewel Ponferada also nursing his own injury and his services might not be available today.
The other bigs of the Elasto Painters must take over the slack and it’ll be the time for them to shine in the midst of the rainy situation of their team.