The halftime talk in the Barangay Ginebra dugout Sunday centered on pouncing on Raymond Almazan’s absence, and the Gin Kings did just that to pull off a 92-84 win for the 2-1 lead versus the Meralco Bolts in the PBA Governors Cup finale.
With Almazan likely to be out for the rest of the series with a lateral meniscal tear, it can be expected that coach Tim Cone will unleash a lot more incursions of his big men at the paint.
That’s the expectation in Game Four to tip off at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
The question is how Meralco coach Norman Black will deal with the situation as they try to avert falling on a 1-3 hole in the best-of-seven series.
A tremendous force against a crippled Meralco side in the second half in Game Three, the Kings aren’t expected to slow down in Game Four as they seek to widen their distance with the Bolts and move on the cusp of regaining the Governors’ Cup throne they won in 2016 and 2017.
|January 15, 2020||7:00 pm||PBA||2019 Governors' Cup Playoffs|
|Smart Araneta Coliseum|