B-MEG battles defending champion Petron Blaze with the former trying to keep its hold of the second spot in the PBA Governors’ Cup semis Wednesday at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum.
The Llamados and the Boosters collide at 7:30 p.m. after Talk ‘N Text squares off with sister team Meralco in the opener at 5:15 p.m.
The wards of coach Tim Cone are coming off a 94-91 triumph over the Tropang Texters last Saturday at the SM Mall of Asia Arena to start their semifinal campaign on a winning note.
B-MEG is at solo second with a 7-3 win-loss mark, two games behind the league-leader Rain or Shine (9-2).
Llamados coach Tim Cone said the game against Petron is important in its quest for a second straight finals appearance.
“It’s a big job for us to beat Petron and if we can get the win, it would be huge to follow up our Talk ‘N Text victory,” said Cone.
“They are a tough match-up for us but we feel prepared for them this time around,” he added.
The Boosters of coach Ato Agustin are in a must-win game to keep their title-retention bid alive. They are currently at fourth with a 6-5 slate and are 1-1 in semis after dropping an 87-85 decision to Barangay Ginebra last Sunday.
A loss would put them out of of contention for the four-of-five incentive in the semis.
In the first game, Talk ‘N Text also tries to keep its campaign afloat as it seeks a victory against the ousted Bolts.
“One miss, we die,” said Tropang Texters mentor Chot Reyes as he tries to keep the team’s finals streak going.
The franchise has been in the finals for five consecutive conferences.
Meralco, at 4-7, will try to play the spoiler’s role in the team’s remaining three games as the Bolts are 0-2 in the semis and are out of the running for the four-of-five incentive.
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