Ginebra tweaks roster as Leg 2 of PBA 3x3 Second Conference Season 2 gets underway

Garangay Ginebra tweaked its roster in the PBA 3x3 Second Conference Season 2 as they picked up former University of Perpetual Help gunner Kim Aurin for Leg 2 of the on Saturday at Robinsons Malabon.

Aurin joins the trio of Donald Gumaru, Louis Raphael Cu, and Denice Villamor as the Kings try to surpass the third-place finish they had in last week’s opening leg.

Meralco and Pioneer Elastoseal meanwhile, try to bounce back from their disappointing campaign in Leg 1 that saw both teams missed the playoffs.

The Bolts have reactivated stalwart Tonino Gonzaga who will team up with Alfred Batino, Reymar Caduyac and Joseph Manlangit, while the Katibays enlisted 6-foot-6 Jonjon Gabriel to play alongside Gian Abrigo, Christian Rivera, and Reeve Ugsang.

Leg 1 winner TNT again looms as the top favorite for the title and the P100,000 prize money after its 17-15 overtime win over Platinum Karaoke in the finals last week.

The Tropang Giga, who will have big man Ray Mark Acuno in lieu of Samboy De Leon, are in Pool A together with Terrafirma and Blackwater, while runner-up Platinum Karaoke leads Pool B with Purefoods TJ Titans and Meralco.

Barangay Ginebra heads Pool C along with San Miguel and Pioneer Elastoseal, even as Cavitex is at the forefront of Pool D with J&T Express and NorthPort.

Twelve matches again comprise the pool play which starts at 11 a.m.

Eight teams will advance to the knockout stage on Sunday for the chance to win the top purse of P100,000.

Runner-up gets P50,000, while third placer will get P30,000.