The Philippine Basketball Association is set to proceed with the 2020 Philippine Cup on Tuesday, November 3 after the new health protocols prescribed by the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) were set in place.
The league had suspended the games beginning Friday, October 30 upon recommendation of the IATF which resulted in nine matches being shelved. And along with the three games which were earlier scrubbed after a referee and a Blackwater tested positive for COVID-19, a total twelve games were postponed and later on integrated into the already cramped elimination round schedule of the restart.
On Sunday, the league released the revised schedule which will have five quadruple-headers to be played at the AUF Sports Arena & Cultural Center from November 3 to 11.
With the exception of Phoenix Super LPG, NLEX and Alaska, all teams will have back-to-back games.
While it may seem like a difficult situation, Brgy. Ginebra guard Scottie Thompson thinks it all boils down to adjustments.
“Andito na rin kami eh. Mas gugustuhin na namin ito kaysa wala kaming trabaho. Ito na yung buhay namin. Battle of adjustment na lang,” said the 2018 Commissioner’s Cup Finals MVP.
The Gin Kings, who dropped to 4-2 after absorbing back-to-back losses to Magnolia and Rain or Shine, will try to regain their winning form when they take on the surging Alaska Aces on Tuesday, November 3.