“We’ll try to slay a giant on Monday.”
Those were the exact words of Barako Bull coach Junel Baculi, whose team is on the verge of making it to the championship round of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup.
An 85-81 win Sunday over the Talk ‘N Text Tropang Texters put Barako Bull ahead, 2-1, in the best-of-five series.
“They’re the No. 1 team and to be the best, you’ve got to beat the best,” Barako Bull center Don Allado told InterAKTV. “But we know we have to really work hard for it.”
Allado is familiar with the character of Talk ‘N Text, a team that won the Philippine Cup after coming back from a 3-1 deficit in its semifinals series against Petron Blaze.
“They’ve been in similar situation, so we’ve got to get ready. I expect them to come out with their guns blazing. But we’re a veteran team and I really like our situation right now. Everybody’s in high spirits,” added Allado.
Baculi doesn’t want to take any chances as a loss would put them in deep trouble against a team with rich championship experience.
“Game Four for us will be the key,” said Baculi. “We’ve got to see the game tape and see where are the possible advantages we can work on in hope of closing the series on Monday.”
The fourth game of the series is slated on Monday at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum.
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