The Beermen are looking to make three wins in a row and strengthen their bid going to the quarterfinals while the Batang Pier are looking to avenge their previous defeat when 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup resumes this evening at the Cuneta Astrodome.
After their “not-so-good” start this conference, San Miguel head coach Leo Austria finally found a breather after his squad wins back-to-back against Phoenix Petroleum Fuel Masters and Talk ‘N Text KaTropa Texters.
“Maganda ang inilalaro namin kahit wala pa si June Mar. We have a good chance,” said Austria.
San Miguel prized rookie and the number one overall pick of the 2017 draft Christian Standhardinger is picking up the slack left by the June Mar Fajardo.
Standhardinger dropped 21 points, 13 rebounds, two assists, two blocks and one steal against TNT KaTropa last Saturday in Calasiao, Pangasinan.
Fajardo’s return to the hardcourt still has no definite date but coach Austria is looking forward that his “Kraken” will join them once the quarterfinals starts.
“There’s no exact date on June Mar’s return but we’re hoping he can play once we get into the playoffs,” said Austria.
For the NorthPort on the other hand, their playoffs bid is getting dimmer and dimmer. Each of their remaining schedule will be a do-or-die for them.