The San Miguel Beermen is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the Kia Picanto at 3:00 P.M. on September 16, 2017 live from the Mall of Asia Arena.
A three-game winning streak and joining the top four teams are the Beermen goals this afternoon while the Picanto will try again on capturing their first win this 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup.
San Miguel is one of the tough teams of the PBA and currently seeking another title this third conference to complete the elusive Grand Slam.
However, this Governor’s Cup, coach Leo Austria’s squad seems like lost its usual winning touches and found themselves in the middle of the already congested standings.
Early this month, they got defeated by a winless Alaska Aces and today they’ll be battling a team with similar situation which haven’t tasted a win in this present tournament.
“Alam mo naman ang team namin. Kapag ang kalaban nasa ibaba, mas bumababa ang laro. Kapag malakas ang kalaban, malakas din ang laro namin,” Austria has said. “I hope iyung attitude na ‘yun mabago,” he added.
Chris Ross is playing well and was the main reason why they’re now having back-to-back wins. Ross was named as the PBA Player of the Week where he averaged 23.5 points, 4 assists and 3.5 rebounds during the Beermen’s two-game winning streak.
Kia’s coach Chris Gavina is pleased with the performance of his players against the Aces few days ago where they’ve seen ten deadlocks and six lead changes. Although the Picantos eventually lost the game, Gavina still praised their overall performance.
“Majority of the games I couldn’t take because there’s no effort, there’s no heart. This one my guys showed they had both. I told them, You guys keep believing, turn this corner, and stay together, and you guys will be able to compete against everybody,” said Gavina.
Currently, Kia is poised to get the number one overall pick this upcoming 2017 PBA draft. One of the big names in the pool is the Fil-German Christian Standhardinger.
If they absorb another loss then it will only solidify their chances to catch the biggest fish next month.
Kia Picanto next game:
San Miguel Beermen next games:
- San Miguel Vs Meralco | September 24, 2017 | PBA Livestream – 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup
- San Miguel Vs Phoenix | September 20, 2017 | PBA Livestream – 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup