No let up for Petron, says coach
MANILA – Petron Blaze will go for win number 7 when it collides against Alaska in the PBA Governors’ Cup at the Philsports Arena on Friday.
The Boosters are already assured of a seat in the Top Four as the eliminations phase nears its end, but Petron coach Gee Abanilla said they won’t be resting on their laurels.
“We’ll continue to compete. We’ll continue to learn. We’ll continue to grow,” said Abanilla in the PBA website.
The Boosters are ahead of the pack with 6 wins against 1 defeat. Their most recent victory was their 122-88 demolition of Talk ‘N Text last Wednesday.
Abanilla, however, said there is still room for improvement.
“We just want to try to keep grounded. Learn what we still have to learn. I think right now we could experiment on things we want to do offensively and defensively. I think that’s one luxury that we have right now,” he said.
Alaska, meanwhile, needs to win to boost its chances of reaching the top four.
The Aces currently hold a 3-3 record for solo third place and will have to contend with San Mig Coffee, Rain or Shine, Barako Bull and Meralco who are all tied at second with 4-3 slates.
Aside from needing to beat the Boosters, Alaska will have to get past its remaining assignments, Barako Bull Energy and the Air21, to get a twice-to-beat advantage in the quarterfinals.