Mga laro ngayon: (Mall of Asia Arena)
4:15 p.m. — Alaska vs. NLEX
7:00 p.m. — Rain or Shine vs. Star
May plano na ang Alaska para makaiwas sa kumplikasyon: Lagukin ang fourth straight at sixth win overall na ‘di lang maghahanay sa kanila sa triple-tie sa fourth spot, pinakamahalaga’y madadaklot ang sixth quarterfinals slot laban sa umabante na roong NLEX.
Magkaakbay sa 5-5 ang Aces at Road Warriors na magsasagupa sa first game ng PBA Governors Cup mamaya sa Mall of Asia Arena.
Markado ng Alaska sa NLEX sina Henry Walker, Asi Taulava, Garvo Lanete, Jonas Villanueva, Kevin Alas, Sean Anthony, Glenn Khobuntin at Jose Enrico Villanueva.
“Henry Walker is really an NBA player. He is the complete package offensively and that will cause us to have to throw a variety of different defensive schemes at him. So we have to worry about Henry, but then you have 6-9 Asi down low, and Garvo and Jonas outside shooting the ball,” ani Aces coach Alex Compton.
“Throw in the hustle and smarts of Kevin, Sean, Glenn and Enrico and we have really our hands full. Huge game for us. We win and we are in. We lose and we may have a playoff for an eighth spot,” hirit pa niya.
Sa 96-87 win ng Ginebra kontra Phoenix nung Miyerkules, nalibre sa last 8 ang NLEX pero ayaw ipahinga ni coach Boyet Fernandez ang Road Warriors.
“Alaska is considered as one of the stronger teams in the PBA and their standings is not indicative of how strong they are,” aniya. “Facing Alaska in this situation will be tough, we have to match Alaska’s intensity and bring out defensive mentality if we want to upset Alaska.”