The San Miguel Beermen is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the Magnolia Hotshots Pambansang Manok at 7:00 P.M. on June 26, 2019 live from the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.
The Hotshots are looking for their four-game winning streak while the Beermen wanted to ignite and start piling more victories when the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup resumes tonight at the Big Dome.
The main attraction will be the rematch of the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup.
The defending champion SMB needed to pass in the needle in order for them to defend their crown.
Now it’s time for the two ball-clubs to showcase their skills against each other along with their talented imports.
The Beermen will try to improve their record and reach the .500 winning percentage mark.
“It’s a very important game for us as we don’t want to be in the bottom,” said San Miguel coach Leo Austria.
Their last outing against the Alaska Aces may serve them as their preparation before they meet Magnolia. Both the Aces and the Hotshots have a similar basketball style where they love to execute their pressure defense.
Apart from that defensive strategy of Magnolia, coach Chito Victolero is expected to unleash his “Pambansang Back-court”.
Then probably sooner than later, they might also have the “Pambansang Frount-court” as Marc Pingris is now back for another PBA duties.
Pingris made his first appearance for more than a year of absence after he suffered an ACL injury.
Yet, his fans needed to wait more time for them to see the familiar moves of the “Pinoy Sakuragi” as he is still finding his basketball grooves.
“He’s ready to go but his problem is he’s still to recover his basketball rhythm, game shape and condition. Unti-unti lang and I’ve explained it to him,” said Victolero.