FOUR teams who were consensus preconference picks to go deep in the PBA Governors’ Cup playoffs, counting defending champion San Miguel Beer, plunge into action as the elimination round heads into its crucial stages at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.
The Beermen, with import Arizona Reid nursing a hurting Achilles, and struggling powerhouse Alaska collide at 7 p.m.
San Miguel will be coming off just its second loss in the season-closing conference, a close 92-98 to GlobalPort last Friday when Reid first bared the injury that, he said, gives him limited movement on defense.
He still scored 41 points that night at Ynares Center in Antipolo. It is still uncertain if the two-time Best Import winner can play tonight....
Reid has been playing hurt during the past games and might have to rest on Wednesday, leaving his teammates to face the Aces and their import LaDontae Henton.
“Sana [maglaro si Reid], kasi malaking bagay na wala siya,” said Santos in Karlo Sacamos’ report on Spin.ph. ...
Multiple sources told InterAksyon.com that Reid is suffering from an Achilles heel injury that worsened during San Miguel’s losing effort against GlobalPort last Friday.
“Namamaga talaga yung Achilles niya,” a highly-placed source who requested anonymity told InterAksyon.com in a telephone interview. “Kaya hindi talaga siya maglalaro.”...
Reid has been playing consistently upwards of 40 minutes per game in each of San Miguel’s six games.
“I’m not going to play if I continue to play like this,” said Reid at Ynares Sports Center Antipolo after their 98-92 loss to Globalport. “It happens. Injuries are part of the sport and my Achilles [expletive] up.”...
During Friday’s game against Globalport, the two-time MVP played through a flu and produced a 21-point, 14-rebound double-double.
All his efforts, though, came all for naught as the Beermen lost, 98-92, in an upset at Ynares Sports Center in Antipolo....
|Team History (Last 10 Conferences)|
|2015-2016 Governors' Cup||5||2||0.714|
|2015-2016 Commissioners' Cup||10||7||0.588||3rd|
|2015-2016 Philippine Cup||17||7||0.708||Champions|
|2014-2015 Governors' Cup||16||5||0.762||Champions|
|2014-2015 Commissioners' Cup||4||7||0.364||9th|
|2014-2015 Philippine Cup||17||5||0.773||Champion|
|2013-2014 Governors' Cup||5||5||0.500||5th|
|2013-2014 Commissioners' Cup||7||4||0.636||5th|
|2013-2014 Philippine Cup||13||8||0.619||4th|
|2012-2013 Governors' Cup||15||6||0.714||Runner-up|