The Barangay Ginebra San Miguel is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the Star Hotshots at 5:15 P.M. on December 25, 2016 in Phillipine Arena.
Two of the brightest young players in the league is about to renew their rivalry in the PBA. The last time these two guards matched-up back in their collegiate years ended up an amazing performance.
Jiovani Jalalon (Star) logged 32 points, 10 rebounds and 15 assists for Arellano while Scottie Thompson (Ginebra) had 24 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists for Perpetual Help.
Arellano won that thrilling overtime game with the score of 84-77.
Barangay Ginebra still looking for its pace this 2016-17 Philippine Cup season as their team still unable to make winning streaks. They will appear as a contender team in some of its game and then looks like a mediocore squad in their other outings.
Ginebra is currently sitting at the middle of the standings and currently at the number nine spot. The button for “consistent winning” should be switched on now in order for them to see action in the Quarter Finals round.
Star Hotshots is in hot streak at the moment with their three game winning streak. They tied with the defending champion San Miguel Beermen having that back-to-back-to-back wins. One of the main reasons of their success is the rise of Paul Lee as the new leader and the new face of the Hotshots franchise.