The San Miguel Beermen is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the Blackwater Elite at 4:30 P.M. on November 6, 2019 live from the Cuneta Astrodome, Pasay City.
The Beermen wanted to avoid another defeat that will stretch their losing skid to three while the Elite will try to spoil the party and gave their squad their third win when the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup resumes in Pasay this afternoon.
As San Miguel pile more loses in their standings, there is a rumor flying around the league more particularly in the social media that SMB import Dez Wells may get replaced.
Yet, if you directly ask SMB head coach Leo Austria, one of the problems his team is currently facing is the contribution of the locals.
“Our main concern are the local players,” said Austria.
“They should provide help to Dez because for the fact that he scores 56 points, he can do a lot for our team,” added Austria. “But he cannot do it alone; I think we have a problem with the locals because we are relying more on him.”
For Blackwater, on the other hand, they will parade their newest acquisitions this afternoon.
Don Trollano will be wearing the Elite jersey while his companion Anthony Semerad won’t be around as he is still nursing an injury.
Trollano and Semerad were part of the trade deal which sent 2018 second overall pick Bobby Ray Parks to TNT KaTropa.
Though the chances of the Elite to make it to playoffs is flickering, still, head coach Aris Dimaunahan wanted his troops to keep pushing.
In their two last outings, the Elite showcased their own version of the “Never-Say-Die” spirit, yet, still unable to complete their late-game comeback.
“Itutuloy lang namin kung ano maganda naming ginawa sa Ginebra at saka Alaska,” said Dimaunahan. “May spurts kami roon na maganda naging laro namin so doon kami mag-fo-focus, i-minimize iyung mga pagkakataon kung bakit kami natambakan,” Dimaunahan added.
“Doon kami mag-fo-focus, kung paano kami makakapaglaro consistently.”