MORE than a week ago, they figured in a playoff to see who gets the outright semifinal berth. Now, it’s a whole new different ballgame for Barangay Ginebra and B-MEG as both are standing on the same ground.
The much-anticipated semifinal clash between the Gin Kings and the Llamados, both crowd favorites, unravels today at 6:45 p.m. in the Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup at the Ynares Center, in Antipolo City.
Meralco’s Mac Cardona (left) loses the ball to the pesky defense of B-MEG’s Mark Barroca during the 2012 PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Araneta Coliseum. The Llamados won to advance to the semifinals against the Barangay Ginebra Gin Kings. SONNY ESPIRITU
Since the Gin Kings knocked the Llamados out the last time they fought, one thing is on the minds of B-MEG coach Tim Cone and his wards—revenge.
“We want to get back at them and play them again since they defeated us the last time in our playoff game,’’ said Cone. ‘’I feel like we can play them really well. I think we have a good chance against them.’’
However, that won’t be an easy task as there’s one big cause of concern for Cone in this series. “Ginebra is 14-man deep. Anyone from that line-up can step up and contribute. That’s the thing with them.’’