Another big challenge is waiting for Ginebra as they take on SMB on PBA Friday.
2022-23 PBA Governors' Cup Friday Games (February 17)
Venue: Smart Araneta Coliseum
First Game: TNT Tropang Giga (6-1) versus Meralco Bolts (3-2)
Second Game: Barangay Ginebra (3-1) versus San Miguel Beermen (6-1)
TNT looks to extend winning streak to five
Winners of four straight games, the TNT Tropang Giga is currently the hottest team in the PBA. RR Pogoy, who sizzled for 40 points in TNT’s 22-point beatdown of the Blackwater Bossing, is shooting 50% from three-point land (12-24 3P) in the last three games.
On Friday, TNT will try to extend their winning streak against the Meralco Bolts. Meralco beat TNT, 97-91, in their previous matchup during the Commissioner’s Cup. The Bolts already had K.J. McDaniels as their import then, but the return of lead guard Chris Newsome should pose more problems for the TNT defense.
Yet another big challenge for Ginebra
After suffering through a 30-point loss at the hands of the Magnolia Hotshots, the road doesn’t get easier for Ginebra. They’re up against San Miguel on Friday, a team that just racked up a franchise-high 46 assists in their last game.
Cameron Clark’s lack of three-point shooting has not hindered him from fitting in nicely with star big man June Mar Fajardo and the rest of SMB’s very talented lineup. The Beermen are still waiting for the return of Terrence Romeo, but this team is already very difficult to deal with, even for Ginebra.