Manila, Philippines – a race-to-four duel where neither side is willing to move an inch. The 2021 PBA Governors Cup Championship Series at the Smart Araneta Coliseum this Wednesday was created by Barangay Ginebra and Meralco.
The competition will be known as both the clubs have participated in the last five stages of this tournament four times.
Tim Cone and his accusations were at the pink end of this one-sided relationship, but the experienced counselor dismissed any speculation that Jean Kings might have been accustomed to all the victories.
“Victory never grows old. Losing grows old in a real hurry, but winning never grows old,” said Noon at the Knito novotel kick-off pressure in Cuban City.
His opponent, Norman Black, seemed just as interested. And understandably so, the Bolts are looking to get a groundbreaking victory in the end.
“I always think I can win,” he said. “I always think that whenever we enter the court, my team can win. In the first game, in fact, our attitude throughout the series.
Since their first meeting in 2016, Meralco has been bringing a slightly different squad to the competition, bringing in several new faces for the job, namely playmaker Chris Banchero and Panamanian importer Tony Bishop Jr.
Crowd Darlings, who are shooting for a successful title-retention bid, will also show off some new members. Jean Kings now has Christian Standhardinger and former Bolt Narad Pinto on their appointments.
And as before, health is going to have a hand in this series again. Meralco, who lost to Raymond Almazan at the start of the 2019 clash, is still hoping Banchero will be fit for the opener. Genebra will miss Spitfire guard Stanley Pringle, but is expecting Japeth Aguilar at some point in the race.
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