Crowd-darling Barangay Ginebra, with import Justin Brownlee, will finally be back in action, opening their title defense in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup versus Blackwater at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Friday night.
The Kings strut their stuff again after an unceremonious exit in the Philippine Cup with another playoff matchup loss to the Magnolia Pambansang Manok Hotshots.
Beaten by Magnolia in the Governors Cup semifinals and eased out by the same team in the Philippine Cup quarterfinals, the Kings are hopeful they can perform better in this tourney they won over the San Miguel Beermen last season.
There’s a lot of reasons for the Kings to be hopeful, No. 1 is the return of Brownlee, with whom they have had much success.
They go for a triumphant start at 7 p.m. versus the Blackwater team that is looking for a follow-up to a victorious conference debut against Meralco on Sunday.