Struggling Ginebra and Meralco battle in Iloilo City
ABS-CBN Sports on Jan 14, 2017 08:31 AM
The rematch of the 2016 Governors' Cup Finals is not as enticing as it should sound in the Philippine Cup.
PBA conferences sure aren't created equal.
The first meeting of Ginebra and Meralco since their epic Governors' Cup Finals showdown should be epic but instead, with both teams struggling in the All-Filipino, the anticipation is tamed.
Nevertheless, both squads should deliver a show in Iloilo City Saturday as the Gin Kings and the Bolts fight for their respective playoff lives in the 2017 Philippine Cup.
Meralco is in a worse situation currently as a five-game losing skid, tied for the longest this conference, has crippled a once promising campaign for the Bolts.
As it stands, Meralco sits at the bottom of the standings and the Bolts' climb to one of the lower playoff seeds starts agains their recent Finals tormentor.
Speaking of said Finals tormentor, Ginebra hasn't fared that much better with the Gin Kings still struggling with an up-and-down conference after winning their first title in eight years.
Ginebra has been stuck in the middle of the pack so far, failing to establish a winning streak halfway through and is just barely surviving with a 3-4 card.