The Purefoods TJ Giants will face the red-hot San Miguel Beermen in Friday the 13th. Game time is set at 7:30PM (Game 2), one of the teams will finally taste its first defeat in the 2009 MOTOLITE PBA Fiesta Conference.
San Miguel, despite playing without an import in their first game managed to win over Alaska. Then came Gabriel Freeman as their reinforcement and the Beermen demolished Burger King Titans with Freeman scoring 17 of his 4o points in the final quarter.
Purefoods will have to check Freeman. Looking at his game against Burger King, Freeman is a livewire. He scores in bundles. He can wax hot any moment and his energy seems to be endless. Kerby, Brian Hamilton, and KG Canaleta will surely take turns on defending SMB's import. This game will also highlight backcourt prowess as both teams have strong backcourt: Villanueva-Custodio-Hontiveros for SMB, R. Yap-J. Yap-Simon for Purefoods. In terms of frontline, SMB will mainly rely on Dorian Pena and Jay Washington as their other bigmen are still on sick bay. Rico Villanueva, Don Allado and Rommel Adducul who played well against Rain or Shine will cover the paint for the Giants.
Some players to watch for Purefoods is Dondon Hontiveros and Jay Washington. These two Beermen play well against Purefoods. Purefoods cannot afford to let Dondon wax hot and Washington to operate inside.
It's gonna be an exciting Friday night. Game 1 features Sta. Lucia vs Barako Bull to be followed by Purefoods and San Miguel.
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