Barangay Ginebra rides the momentum of stirring wins over champion rivals San Miguel Beer and Magnolia as the Gin Kings tangle with the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters in a Petron Blaze Saturday face-off, hoping to sustain their charge to be in the Top Four at the halfway mark of the PBA Governors Cup elims.
The E-Painters are among the cellar-dwellers but they set out for the 6:45 match at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in high spirits, having snapped a losing skein on the solid debut of new import Kwame Alexander.
Blasting the Blackwater Elite, 99-82 Wednesday, the E-Painters go for a follow-up to break free from a deadlock with the Elite at 2-5.
But ecstatic as they are with their win over the Elite, coach Caloy Garcia believes they have to be even better to have a chance against the Gin Kings.
“If we wanna make it, it has to be a sweep. But we’re not thinking about that now. We’re thinking how to get better (for Ginebra),” said Garcia.
|October 26, 2019||6:45 pm||PBA||2019 Governors' Cup|
|Smart Araneta Coliseum|
|Rain or Shine||20||23||32||14||89|