MANILA, Philippines – The San Mig Super Coffee Mixers look to stretch their winning streak to four games as they take on the dangerous Barako Bull Energy in the PBA Commissioners Cup Tuesday at the Araneta Coliseum.
The Energy have the second-worst record in the conference at 1-4, but San Mig coach Tim Cone said they cannot take Barako Bull light.
“Barako is a team whose record is very deceiving. They could easily be 4-1 than the opposite,” Cone said in a PBA.ph interview.
“They are enhanced by a prolific import,” he added, referring to Josh Dollard. “We just have to make sure we focus on what’s right in front of us.”
The champions in the PBA Philippine Cup have also gotten off to a strong start in the new conference, winning their first three assignments.
They also extended their mastery of All-Filipino victims Rain or Shine, routing the Elasto Painters, 91-74, in their most recent game.
In contrast, Barako has lost their last three contests even though Dollard continues to put together strong performances.
“Kailangan magtulungan kaming lahat,” said Barako Bull coach Bong Ramos.
“They are a very dangerous opponent. We have to show our maturity and not look beyond them,” insisted Cone.
San Mig star Marc Pingris agreed with his coach, saying: “Ayaw namin lumaki ang ulo namin. Basta trabaho lang, basta laro lang.”
Game time is at 8 p.m.