The San Miguel Beermen is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the Terrafirma Dyip at 4:00 P.M. on December 26, 2021 live from Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao, Quezon City.
The Beermen wanted to get out from the middle pack of the standings and climb higher as they target their third victory while the Dyip wanted to snap their losing skid when the 2021 PBA Governors’ Cup resume this afternoon and continue the “Season of Joy” festivities in QC.
Head coach Johnedel Cardel is hoping that they can continue to slay a team which also dubbed as one of the PBA’s dragons. If his team will succeed then it’ll be the third time they’ve done it during the elimination round which dates back from earlier conferences.
“Sana maka-tsamba ulit kami sa San Miguel,” said Cardel. “Pag malakas ang kalaban lagi kaming may tsamba,” Cardel noted. “Parang kapag nasa itaas sila ng standing nagiging para sa amin.”
The downside for achieving that goal is that several of his gunners won’t be available during the match due to injuries and out-of-the-country reasons.
Former San Miguel clutch player Alex Cabagnot got sidelined due to torn achilles while former top rookie draft picks Joshua Munzon and Roosevelt Adams won’t be joining the team.
Coach Cardel and their loyal fans will expect more production from their import in order for them to stand a chance with the mighty San Miguel. In their previous outing against the NLEX Road Warriors, Antonio Hester dropped 27 points and 11 rebounds while logging over 36 minutes.
Despite of those shortcomings from their today’s opponent, SMB head coach Leo Austria warned his troops that this time around, they should not take the Dyip lightly.
“I told the players na in order for us na makuha ang immediate target namin, we have to give Terrafirma the respect it deserves and to not treat them lightly,” Austria said. “Terrafirma is always dangerous at kahit na ganoon ang record nila they can still beat anybody on any given night,” he added. “We have to be always on our toes against them.”