The San Miguel Beermen will try to cement their hold of the solo second spot when they face Talk ‘N Text while Alaska will battle Meralco today in the 40th Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Governor’s Cup elimination round at the Araneta Coliseum.
With a playoff slot already secured in the bag, the Beermen hope to strengthen their quest for the twice-to-beat advantage as they collide against the Tropang Texters at 7 p.m. following the encounter between Meralco and Alaska at 4:15 p.m.
The Beermen of coach Leo Austria are aiming for their seventh straight win—an impressive comeback after a 0-2 start. The former two-time best import awardee Arizona Reid led the San Miguel Beermen in bagging their sixth straight win with an average of 26.8 points, 10 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game.
Austria also praised Marcio Lassiter, Arwind Santos, June Mar Fajardo, Alex Cabagnot and Ronald Tubid for their collective effort that put them just half a game away from solo leader Barako Bull with a 6-1 slate.
Coach Jong Uichico wants his wards to arrest a three-game losing skid; the most recent was at the hands of Rain or Shine, 73-88 on Saturday in Bacolod City.
In the other game, the Aces are aiming for their fifth win against two losses and remain a strong third against fourth-front running Meralco, which is bearing a 4-3 record.