Opening Season 3 of the PBA 3×3 with a triumph only strengthened Barangay Ginebra’s resolve to continue improving and aiming higher.
“Ang goal namin is mag-improve every training, every leg. Syempre, gusto namin mag-champion uli but we’re taking it one game at a time,” Ginebra’s Kim Aurin said ahead of Monday’s start of the First Conference Leg 2 hostilities at the Ayala Malls Circuit in Makati City.
Aurin and teammates Donald Gumaru, Ralph Salcedo and Ralph Cu swept all six assignments last week, including a 19-17 overtime thriller over San Miguel Beer in the finals, to draw first blood in the new season and capture the franchise’s second leg win overall.
As they gun for back-to-back, the Gin Kings enter the second stop with a big target on their backs with two tough contenders standing their way right in pool play – TNT and Meralco.
Season 2 grand slam champ Triple Giga and the Bolts are both out for a major bounceback after finishing sixth and seventh, respectively, in Leg 1.
The Triple Giga activated Samboy de Leon to join Almond Vosotros, Lervin Flores and Ping Exciminiano for this mission.
Bolts crew Alfred Batino, Joseph Sedurifa, Bryan Santos and Jeff Manday return with intensified determination to strike back.