From a welcome three-day breather, Barangay Ginebra and Meralco resume their showdown in what is now a virtual sprint race.
Both protagonists set out for the Easter Sunday run hoping for a good start right from the starting block and a sustained effort and energy in a fight for the pivotal 3-2 lead in the PBA Governors’ Cup best-of-seven title playoff.
They duke it out to break a tie yet again at 6:30 p.m. at the Smart Araneta Coliseum after splitting the first four games in a seesaw affair.
And this could be the real turning point.
“It’s basically, whoever gets the next game is going to have a leg up. It’s a huge difference,” said Ginebra coach Tim Cone.
They’re practically starting from scratch with the series standing at 2-2 and the two teams coming from a three-day break.
The question is which team has got to prepare their players better physically and mentally for the closer of what has turned to be a war of attrition.