PBA: GlobalPort expects rough sailing vs the 'Kraken', SMB

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Posted at Jan 24 2018 02:30 AM

SMB's June Mar Fajardo will be one of GlobalPort's main concerns on Wednesday. PBA Images

GlobalPort will face its toughest test yet on Wednesday when it takes on defending champion San Miguel Beer at the Araneta Coliseum in the PBA Philippine Cup. 

Despite playing without its prized scorer Terrence Romeo, the Batang Pier managed to pull off back-to-back wins prior their 7 p.m. encounter with the Beermen.

San Miguel is the remaining unbeaten team with 4 wins through the first 5 weeks of the tournament. 

GlobalPort coach Pido Jarencio is hoping they will be able to pull off a surprise against the fancied San Miguel.

Jarencio will again rely on Sean Anthony and Stanley Pringle, who have been the biggest factors in their previous victories.

Pringle, however, will have to go up against San Miguel's Chris Ross and Alex Cabagnot. Anthony, meanwhile, will have to battle Arwind Santos.

The biggest problem they have is having to stop the Beermen’s "Kraken" June Mar Fajardo, who averaged 23.5 points and 11.75 rebounds per game.

In the curtain raiser, coach Ricky Dandan is hoping KIA Picanto will pull off another surprise, this time against Meralco.

The Picanto shocked a dazed Rain or Shine squad recently, 98-94, to end a 16-game drought dating back to the last Commissioner's Cup.

But they will be tackling a hungry Meralco team that lost 3 straight games.

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