Asahan umano na magiging gitgitan ang bakbakan sa pagitan ng Barangay Ginebra at Meralco kapag nag-umpisa na ang 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup finals sa Araneta Coliseum sa Martes.
Ito ang ikatlong pagtutuos ng dalawang koponan sa Governors’ Cup finals, kaya naman todo abang na si Ginebra coach Tim Cone sa matinding banggaan laban sa Bolts.
“We could go to a Game 10 if necessary, if it was a possibility. For me, I never really wanna predict how far we’ll go,” wika ni Cone. “We plan on playing a Game 7.”
Sinabi naman ni Meralco coach Norman Black, nasa hustong kondisyon na ang Bolts lalo pa’t inaasahan niyang aabot sa Game 7 ang serye.
“We feel like we’re in good shape. We tried to pace our players throughout the entire conference to make sure they would stay fresh,” ani Black. “We just played TNT in a Game 5 so we went the limit as far as the semifinals is concerned. We’ll be ready just in case it does go to a Game 7.”
Sambit pa ni Cone, balak niyang gawing efficient ang kanilang rotation para matiyak na makatatagal ang Kings sa best-of-seven showdown.
“We try to watch the players’ minutes and such and practice time so we don’t wear them out so they have something left in a Game 7,” anang Ginebra coach.
“But obviously if you can finish it early, we’d like to. They would like to finish it early, we would like to finish it early.”