There’s a splash of color added in the Brgy. Ginebra-Meralco face-off following the rough and tough clash in Game Two triggered by the pre-game fracas between Christian Standhardinger and Franky Johnson.
But the main thing remains whether the Gin Kings will remain the Boss in the bitter rivalry or the Bolts are now ready to put a new leaf on the story of the matchup with a fast growing stature.
It’s another Ginebra-Meralco do-or-die showdown.
The Kings and the Bolts slug it out one last time in the conference at the MOA Arena in Pasay City Sunday to determine the side advancing to a PBA Philippine Cup semis waltz with tournament top seed San Miguel Beer.
With all the physicality and ruggedness of battle in the last game, the 6:30 p.m. Sunday decider isn’t expected to be less physical or emotional with each side determined to push their respective bids.
The Kings are out to make it seven in a row versus the Bolts in their playoff rivalry, with Ginebra aching for a shot at the crown they won in the 2020 Clark bubble then yielded to the TNT Tropang Giga in the Bacolor semi-bubble last year.
The Bolts, meanwhile, are simply bent on pulling one over the Kings.