Manila Clasico: Keys for Barangay Ginebra and Star Hotshots Game
Brace yourselves Ginebra and Star fans! Its "Manila Clasico" again! Another game full of highlights and excitements. The game is on Sunday, February 28, Game #2 - 5:15 PM @ Smart Araneta Coliseum. Meanwhile, game 1 is 3 PM between the GlobalPort Batang Pier and Meralco Bolts.
DAKI's "the keys"
for Barangay Ginebra"Othyus the Great" - Jeffers should be the main man of this team and should carry ginebra to their second straight win. Jeffers is expected to play the 3 spot and a lil bit of stretch four when Bowles is on the bench. That is a big advantage for Ginebra, as the Hotshots need to wonder who will stop the surging Jeffers. The question is, can Jeffers duplicate his 38 and 20 performance against the Star Hotshots?
Double double for the Twin Towers - Ginebra should use their advantage against the Star Hotshots and that is their height advantage. Inside the paint points and rebounds should be provided by this two. But this time, they'll going to have a tough task against Denzel Bowles and Marc Pingris. Nevertheless, they need big performance for this two big guys.
Limit the TO's - They need to control the ball anc convert it to a basket. Ginebra should play as a team in order to claim this game.
for Star Hotshots
"Jeffers Defender" - with Denzel Bowles playing the 4 spot and Jeffers the 3 spot, the Hotshots have a big trouble to solve. Who will defend Jeffers? Is it Marc Pingris who plays the 4 spot? Is it Allein Maliksi or Alex Mallari who are very skinny to compared to Jeffers?
"Super Bowles" - Denzel Bowles should dominate inside against Greg Slaughter and Japeth Aguilar. He should use his strength to dominate the big guys of Ginebra and should be the focal point of their offense.
Star guards - the guards of Star Hotshots are younger and athletic than the guards of Ginebra. They'll have a big advantage if they are going to play fast-paced game contrary to the half court set up of Ginebra which is the Triangle.