Ginebra-Meralco Game 5 pushes through

Will Jayjay Helterbrand deliver another vintage game for Ginebra? (file photo)

By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA--The fifth game of the PBA Governors' Cup Finals between Ginebra and Meralco will take place as scheduled on Sunday night despite the weather disturbance being brought by Typhoon "Karen".

In a statement, the league said, "Game 5 of the 2016 Governors' Cup Finals will push through today, Sunday, 6:30pm at the Smart Araneta Coliseum."

A person with knowledge of the situation told Dugout Philippines that the game could have been postponed if Metro Manila stayed at Signal No. 2 by Sunday morning.

However, in the 8 a.m. weather advisory by PAGASA, Metro Manila was reclassified under Signal No. 1 as the storm weakened while making a landfall over Central Luzon, and with only light to moderate rainshowers expected for the rest of the day, the PBA opted to give both the Barangay and the Bolts the green light to play on.

Ginebra and Meralco battle once more as they vie for the very important 3-2 series advantage which will put either of them a win away from bagging the championship.

However, the Barangay could be a man down as Japeth Aguilar is a game-time decision due to a sprained ankle he suffered during Game 4 on Friday night.

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