The San Miguel Beermen is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the Alaska Aces at 5:00 P.M. on February 17, 2018 live from the Batangas City Coliseum, Batangas.
A potential championship duel between the Aces and the Beermen this coming 2017-18 PBA Philippine Cup Finals will be witnessed first by Pinoy basketball fans in Batangas.
Even Aces’ coach Alex Compton is anticipating another one of the historical PBA games that fans will truly remember.
“We are looking forward to a tremendous challenge in Batangas City, and we are hoping we will provide all of the fans with a game they will remember,” said Compton.
“San Miguel is San Miguel. They are the best team in the league with the best lineup,” Compton also said, according the reigning champs much respect.
Alaska is coming from a loss against the rejuvenated NLEX Road Warriors last Sunday. They were down as much as 30 points and then rallied back in the final quarter. However, the very big pile of points that keep them distant versus coach Yeng Guiao troops early in the game are large enough and the Aces couldn’t complete the comeback.
Likewise, San Miguel is also coming from a loss against one of the bottom teams, the Blacwater Elite few days ago. Probably his troops took their opponent lightly and it cost them another game.
Coach Leo Austria don’t want to happen it again to his squad and this time he will secure the W.
“It’s gonna be tougher from hereon and hindi kami pwede magpabaya. Ayaw namin ma-aggravate ang aming situation,” he said.
This time, both teams are not yet in the PBA’s biggest stage and fighting for the championship trophy. SMB and Alaska will be fighting hard in order to claim the top two spots in the elimination round.
Magnolia Hotshots Pambansang Manok just improved its standings yesterday after beating the GlobalPort Batang Pier and in a serious contender to grab the twice-to-beat advantage going to the quarterfinals round.