Brgy. Ginebra resumes chase of a playoff berth as the Kings return from a 12-day break in taking on the back-to-the-wall Blackwater Bossing in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Friday.
The Kings are running fourth behind the Magnolia Hotshots (8-1), the Bay Area Dragons (8-2) and the Converge FiberXers (8-2) but are very much in contention for the Top Two with a 5-2 win-loss card.
Justin Brownlee and his teammates try to boost their drive as they gun for a fourth straight win versus a Blackwater side which is on the brink of elimination at 3-7.
Hit by injuries to key players Troy Rosario, Jvee Casio and Baser Amer, the Bossing dropped their last four games versus TNT, Converge, Magnolia and Meralco.
Coach Ariel Vanguardia and his troops must sweep their last two games against Ginebra and Rain or Shine for a shot at a playoff entry.
It’s certainly a tough road, starting with their duel with the streaking Gin Kings.
An added positive vibe for the Gin Kings was the energy boost Scottie Thompson and Jamie Malonzo drawn from their duty with Gilas Pilipinas in the recent fifth window of the FIBA World Cup Asia qualifiers.