B-Meg seeks to tie finals series vs ROS

Posted at 07/24/2012 9:18 PM | Updated as of 07/25/2012 1:40 PM

MANILA, Philippines – A better-prepared B-Meg Derby Ace will try to prevent Rain or Shine from making it two in a row in their PBA Governors’ Cup finals series on Wednesday.

The title duel between the two teams resume in Game 2 and B-Meg coach Tim Cone believes his wards will play better following their Game 1 loss.

"It was a tough first game loss and it certainly won't get easier in Game 2. But we've had a couple of days to formulate a gameplan unlike in Game 1, so we'll feel a little more comfortable and confident going into Game 2," said Cone in PBA.ph.

"Needless to say, we don't want to fall into a hole in which we can't get out of. Game 2 is crucial," he added.

The Elasto Painters took advantage of the battle-weary Llamados by fashioning out a 91-80 victory in Game 1.

B-Meg was coming off a tough playoff game against Ginebra Friday and had no time to rest before Game 1.

Rain or Shine coach Yeng Guiao admitted that his boys had the fresher legs in the series opener.

"Malaking advantage iyung nakapag-break kami samantalang sila dumaan sa knockout. I think that’s a really big advantage," he said.

Guiao expects B-Meg to come back hard in Game 2.

"Inaasahan naman naming they'll come out strong, but we're ready," he said. "I am sure they have broken down the first game video and they'll make adjustments."

The Llamados failed to survive the Elasto Painters' rugged style of play in Game 1 to Cone's dismay.

Cone even questioned what he described as non-calls by the referees.

He even threw a monobloc chair on court in disgust.