Brgy. Ginebra and Bay Area return to the grind from a weeklong breather Wednesday, breaking a 1-1 stalemate in what’s now promising to be a war of attrition.
Recharged and refreshed, the Kings and the Dragons are expected to engage in a tougher fight as they dispute the 2-1 upperhand in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup best-of-seven titular series back at the MOA Arena in Pasay City.
Tip-off is at 5:45 p.m. with the Dragons vowing to make good use of all the positives gained from their 99-82 drubbing of the Gin Kings in Game 2 on Dec. 28 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
The Kings, meanwhile, are embracing the burden of adjustments, admitting they failed big time in getting a bit cocky and confident after their 96-81 triumph in the series opener.
It’s all even after Ginebra stamped its class on Bay Area in Game 1, then the Dragons completely turned things around in Game 2.
With the one-week breather, the two teams should have recalibrated and are expected to go hammer and tongs at each other for the go-ahead win.
The question is who can dictate the tempo or who can impose themselves on the other side.
The Dragons have freed themselves from the Ginebra shackles the last time out, and thus scored a first win in their three face-offs so far in the tourney.