Here are the live scores, updates, and results of the 2020 PBA Philippine Cup between the Meralco Bolts and the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Gin Kings, scheduled on November 25, 2020, at 3:45 PM.
Up by 2-1 in their best-of-five semifinals series against the fifth-seeded Meralco Bolts, the first-seeded Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Gin Kings will try to end the series later with a win that will finally give them their first All-Filipino finals berth since 2017.
Candidate for the best player of the bubble, Stanley Pringle, who led the way in Ginebra’s 91-84 win over the Bolts, is expected to play a prominent role in Game no. 4. The last time out, Pringle frustrated Meralco for 24 points, nine rebounds, and six assists.
A victory will send Ginebra to the finals for the 27th time in its four-decade history in Asia’s first pay-for-play loop.
However, the Norman Black-head coach team Meralco, banking on Allein Maliksi and Chris Newsome, is determined to force a do-or-die match against Ginebra.
Maliksi top-scored for the Bolts the last time out with 23 points off the bench, while Newsome contributed 12.
Meralco has not won a playoff series against Ginebra, losing to the same opponent in all of the 3 occasions they met in the Governors’ Cup finals over the last 4 seasons.