Are the Meralco Bolts ready to tilt the balance in their favor all the way to a dream title coronation?
The Bolts hope so, and they intend to work hard and fight hard for that, just as they did in taking the opener of their PBA Governors’ Cup best-of-seven titular showdown with the Barangay Ginebra Kings Wednesday at the Big Dome.
Coach Norman Black and his crew try to put more pressure on the Kings as they seek a 2-0 lead in the continuation of the race-to-four-games series Friday over at the MOA Arena in Pasay City.
Game time is at 6 p.m.
For the Kings, they’ve been through so many battles that they are hardly shaken, knowing well the series has just started.
Just in this conference, Justin Brownlee and his teammates had overcome a twice-to-beat disadvantage in the quarters against third seed TNT Tropang Giga, then upended second seed NLEX in the semis with injury-hit forward Japeth Aguilar confined on the sidelines.
But, of course, they wouldn’t want to fall in a 2-0 hole thus they’re expected to come back strong from their 104-91 defeat Wednesday.
The Bolts have gained a big morale-boost on their 13-point Game 1 victory where they drew a balanced effort from Tony Bishop and the core local players led by Allein Maliksi and Chris Newsome.