The Barangay Ginebra San Miguel is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the Phoenix Fuel Masters at 6:45 P.M. on January 22, 2017 in Philsports Arena.
Owning the rights to second spot of the 2016-17 PBA Philippine Cup is what Barangay Ginebra goal for today’s game while Phoenix Fuel Masters is looking for a back-to-back wins.
Ginebra is currently on a blaze with its back-to-back wins against Meralco and Blackwater in their previous games. Japeth Aguilar was on its way for another double-double performance versus Blackwater but hyperextended his elbow in the first half and didn’t return to the ball-game.
The status of Barangay Ginebra’s big-man still floating in the air if he will be available in today’s game but good news for “Never-Say-Die” team, Aguilar’s injury is not that serious and doing well in recovery.
Second year guard Scottie Thompson took over the slack and scored 13 points and a whooping 15 rebounds.
Phoenix Fuel Masters found a scoring weapon and that’s Enciso Simon. The point guard registered 21 points against NLEX and helped shut down Carlo Lastimosa, one of Coach Yeng’s go-to-guy. Lastimosa just logged an awful 3 points.