Here is the PBA live streaming video of the championship round Game 1 battle between the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel and the Meralco Bolts which will take place at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao, Quezon City at 7:00 PM on January 7, 2020.
Note: Live streaming will start at 7:00 PM (PHI time). Reload the page on that said time to watch the video.
Meralco’s head coach Norman Black doesn’t want to live in the past instead focus his sight in the future and that’s winning a championship.
“I always tell my players if you want to win the championship, you have play a good basketball game offensively and defensively. You got to be prepared on what they’re attacking you with,” said Black.
“I can’t think of the past, I can’t bring it back. I just concentrate on the future and that’s winning the championship,” added Black.
His Bolts got defeated twice by the Gin Kings in the season-ending tourney Finals clash and this season they have a new chance to try and win it all. That’s the reason why they re-hired their best import Allen Durham.
When the “Hulk” received the offer to reinforce Meralco in the Governors’ Cup, he doesn’t have any doubts to return and suit up once again for coach Norman Black-led squad.
For coach Tim Cone and for his Barangay Ginebra squad, they need to brace themselves as this might be their toughest opponent in this conference’s playoffs. In the first round, they faced the incomplete lineup of San Miguel Beermen plus their struggling replacement import. In the semi-finals, they battled against a beat-up NorthPort Batang Pier, a team that has several do-or-die battles from the tail-end of the elimination round up to the quarterfinals where they needed to win twice against the number one seeded, the NLEX Road Warriors.
Coach Cone also sees that the game of Meralco versus the TNT KaTropa gave them much more toughness as they head to the Finals round.
“They went with TNT and that series toughened them up. I think that can be a real edge going to the next phase. Going through Game Five, you get used to the condition of going through that game, the condition, and the pressure,” said Cone.