After a slim one-point win in an overtime game against the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel, Globalport is heading down the semifinals for the very first time since they entered the PBA three years ago in 2012.
Global port has become this season’s rising star; the teamwork of Stanley Pringle and Terrence Romeo have become the team’s ray of hope and what many fans look forward to when watching them play.
But as they move on to face the Alaska Aces on January 4, they will be tackling a bigger wave on uncharted waters; they’ll need to rely on their skills, and on each other even more.
The Alaska Aces has been strong on the court all season, winning nine games and only flopping two out of their 11 games; Alaska has Cyrus Baguio, Vic Manuel, and Chris Banchero to thank for that.
If Globalport manages to overcoming the Aces, they can relax a little as they head down the road toward their First PBA cup.
But does Globalport have a chance against a top team like the Aces? Absolutely. After all, the first loss of the Aces this season came in the hands of Ginebra.
This would be the second time Gloalport and the Aces will share the court after the Aces took the Batang Pier apart 123-104 last November 20. But the Batang Pier has learned much since that battle, and this rematch might be more promising than the first.
For now, Globalport can enjoy their win – albiet controversial – for it’s the calm before the storm.
Do you think Globalport has a chance against the Aces?