PETRON Blaze is determined to post a 2-0 lead while San Mig Coffee vowed to strengthen its defense when they collide today in Game Two of the best-of-seven titular series of the 38th Philippine Basketball Association Governor’s Cup at the Araneta Coliseum.
The Blaze Boosters employed the three-point zone to crush the Coffee Mixers, 100-84, in the opener of the series on Friday. Game Two is set at 4:45 p.m. today.
“We did not play well enough as a team in Game One. We should bring a lot more. We should have focus and bring our best against Petron,” said Cone, a winner of 14 conference titles including one with San Mig Coffee.
Rookie coach Gee Abanilla of Petron, however, cautioned his wards not to be complacent, saying the Coffee Mixers are capable of coming back big.
“Winning Game one is actually nothing for now. This is a long series. We need to continue playing hard. We just have to grind more and know the things that we are expected to do,” noted Abanilla, who is aiming to end Petron’s two-year title drought as well as the 20th crown for the San Miguel Beer franchise