PBA: Columbian’s “suki” is now SMB, not ROS
Paul Lintag on Jun 30, 2019 08:21 PM
As one winning streak ends, another one starts. The Dyip’s “suki” now is San Miguel Beer. (PBA)
The streak ended last week in Batangas but there was a time when Columbian’s “suki” in the PBA was Rain or Shine.
For four conferences from the 2018 Philippine Cup to the 2019 All-Filipino, the Dyip couldn’t lose against Rain or Shine.
Columbian’s winning streak finally ended in the 2019 Commissioner’s Cup, taking an L in overtime to the Elasto Painters.
But as one winning streak ends, another one starts. The Dyip’s “suki” now is San Miguel Beer.
After Sunday’s overtime win, Columbian is now 2-0 for the season against the Beermen, the reigning five-time Philippine Cup champions.
“Nawala sa Rain or Shine eh,” head coach Johnedel Cardel on the Columbian “suki” tag.
“Pero we’re just lucky to beat San Miguel. I know San Miguel is a champion team. Sana this gives the boys more motivation na we can beat anybody if we play together,” he added.
At 2-6, Columbian still has an outside shot of making the playoffs.
However, the road is definitely not easy as the Dyip will have Northport, Phoenix, and defending champion Ginebra to finish off the elimination round. Cardel is hoping the big win over the Beermen can spark a nice late run.
“Sana this win will carry us to the last three games, makuha pa rin namin, even though we're in big trouble,” Cardel said.
“Sabi ko sa kanila, we'll just play our game, this Wednesday against NorthPort, Saturday against Phoenix, we'll see what happens. Just continue our good attitude inside especially on defense, then our offense, patience pa rin,” he added.
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