Leading teams San Miguel Beer, with new import Kevin Jones, and Talk ‘N Text will face each other while Barako Bulls battle Air 21 Express today in the 39th Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Commissioner’s Cup elimination round at the Araneta Coliseum.
The Beermen and the Tropang Texters,with both identical 2-0 win-loss slates, collide at 8 p.m. following the Energy Cola and the Express game at 5:45 p.m.
Despite the absence of 6’10 June Mar Fajardo, the Beermen crushed Meralco, 94-76, on March 7, followed by their 112-96 victory over Ginebra on Sunday. The Tropang Texters trounced Alaska, 85-72, on March 5 and Air 21 Express 95-91, on March 8.
Meanwhile, rookie Greg Slaughter of Ginebra got the highest number of online votes (61,680) ahead of the 2014 PBA All-Star Game on April 6 at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. Following Slaughter are Chris Ellis (44,630), Mark Baracael (33,756), James Yap (38,260) and Mark Barroca (38,268).
The 7’0 Slaughter, the season’s top rookie draft will banner the starting unit of the PBA All Stars team, which will face Gilas Pilipinas in four-day event starting April 3.