The San Miguel Beermen is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the Columbian Dyip at 4:30 P.M. on October 20, 2019 live from the Smart Araneta Coliseum, Cubao, Quezon City.
The Beermen wanted to avenge their last week’s loss while the Dyip wanted to address their late-game execution when the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup resumes this afternoon in Cubao.
The Beermen shocked the PBA and even the Philippines sports landscape when they shipped Christian Standhardinger for NorthPort Batang Pier’s big-man Mo Tautuaa.
Yet, before that trade went to reality there was a rumor that the top pick of the 2017 PBA Draft could have ended to Columbian.
“Umiikot sa circle ng mga kaibigan ko, na San Miguel (Beer) pulled off that trade para sa amin. Nagpapalakas sila para sa amin,” said Dyip’s head coach Johnedel Cardel.
If only that happen, then Standhardinger just returned to a team where the original draft rights belong.
Still, the group of coach Cardel will face the slightly new Beermen at 4:30 PM at the Big Dome.
“Talagang nagpalakas sila because of their ulterior motive,” explained Cardel. “It just so happened nga lang na kami first test nila with Tautuaa, to play with him in a real game.”
This season, Columbian looks-like has mastered the Beermen as they won their elimination battle during the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup and in the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.
This time around, coach Cardel isn’t sure if they’re able to complete the sweep this 44th season.
“Iyung mga nauna naming panalo sa kanila came early in the tournament, nu’ng may mga hangover pa sila sa championship, hindi pa sila masyadong buo,” the former Alaska Milkem said during his playing years in the league.
“Iba ngayon,” Cardel said. “Ang ganda ng umpisa nila, nag-4-0, tapos halos midway in the tournament na.”