PBA Governors' Cup

UPDATES: Ginebra vs Meralco, Game 6 (April 20) – postponed

Delfin Dioquino
UPDATES: Ginebra vs Meralco, Game 6 (April 20) – postponed

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Barangay Ginebra goes for the clincher in the PBA Governors' Cup finals as it seeks to finish off Meralco in Game 6

The PBA has postponed Game 6 of the Governors’ Cup finals after a fire broke out inside the Araneta Coliseum on Wednesday, April 20. (READ: PBA postpones Game 6 of Governors’ Cup finals after Araneta Coliseum fire)

For live updates of the rescheduled Game 6 on Friday, April 22, follow: LIVE UPDATES: Ginebra vs Meralco, Game 6 – PBA Governors’ Cup finals 2022

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One team looks to deliver the killing blow, while the other tries to live another day.

Barangay Ginebra goes for the clincher in the PBA Governors’ Cup finals as it seeks to finish off Meralco in Game 6 of the best-of-seven affair at the Araneta Coliseum on Wednesday, April 20.

No team won back-to-back in the first four games before the Gin Kings changed the trend by hacking out a 115-110 victory in Game 5 to move on the cusp of their fourth Governors’ Cup title in six seasons.

But for Ginebra coach Tim Cone, another PBA crown is not a guarantee.

“It seems like it is close, but it is still very far away,” said Cone, who is eyeing a record-extending 24th PBA championship and his sixth with the Gin Kings.

“We know that trying to beat a good team like this three times in a row is nearly impossible. But we’re going to try our best to get focused and ready.”

A Ginebra win in Game 6 will complete a repeat of the 2016 Governors’ Cup finals.

The Bolts also led 2-1 during that title series only to witness the Gin Kings claim the next three, with import Justin Brownlee knocking down the game-winning triple in Game 6.

Although the odds are stacked against Meralco as Ginebra seems to have discovered its peak form, particularly with Japeth Aguilar playing meaningful minutes after a calf injury, Bolts coach Norman Black is unfazed.

“They’ve only won three games. Obviously, I’m not giving up, my players are not giving up. We still have a chance at tying the series,” Black said.

Game time is 6 pm.

– Rappler.com

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Delfin Dioquino

Delfin Dioquino dreamt of being a PBA player, but he did not have the skills to make it. So he pursued the next best thing to being an athlete – to write about them. He took up journalism at the University of Santo Tomas and joined Rappler as soon as he graduated in 2017.