First game of the season for our Barangay Ginebra San Miguel. Caguioa and the rest of the barangay battle the unpredictable Air 21 Express led by former Ginebra Mike Cortez.

Mark Caguioa battles John Wilson for the ball
(Photo Credit: Nuki Sabio, PBA)

Keys to the Game:

1.) Run and Gun – Ginebra has been known for its run-and-gun offense and this conference they hinted that they will run more under the new system of Coach Alfrancis Chua. They have plenty of players capable of finishing on the breaks. If they can run, expect some highlights from their guards and some dunks from Air Force Ellis.

2.) Freeze the Cool Cat – The offense of Air 21 relies heavily on the decision making of Mike Cortez. Since that trade, Cortez was able to resurrect his career and is slowly becoming one of the premier point guards of the league. Limiting him means limiting the whole team.

3.) Go over the Hill- Herbert Hill must prove to the legion of Ginebra fans that he is the right import for this team. He must provide that inside presence this team needs. Averaging 24pts 15rebs and 4blks is a must.