Here are the live scores, updates, and results of the 2022 PBA Commissioner’s Cup between the Magnolia Chicken Timplados Hotshots and the NorthPort Batang Pier scheduled on October 16, 2022, at 6:45 PM live from the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
The Hotshots wanted to keep their blazing hot streak and are eyeing to extend it to five-game in a row while the Batang Pier will try to play catch-up and improve their win column to four. All of these basketball actions will happen tonight as the PBA resumes at the Big Dome.
It’s one of the rare moments that a head coach of a certain team continues to grind despite of having a basketball-related injury such as an Achilles tear. That’s what Magnolia’s bench chief tactician is demonstrating and looks like it’s working like a charm for them.
Coach Victolero needed to ride an electric mobility scooter in order for him to be with his squad and continue to call the shot. Victolero has recently undergone an Achilles procedure but that doesn’t stop him to do the job he truly loves.
That commitment to the work and passion for the game has gone unnoticed and that could be also the source of inspiration for their hardworking Serbian import.
“I’m a little tired and fatigued, but everybody’s making a sacrifice and because of that, it’s easy to push yourself some more and not to think about it (tiredness),” said import Nick Rakocevic.
NorthPort on the other wanted to stop their rollercoaster ride and spark a consistent winning attitude as the tournament progressed. The Batang Pier could have won four games already including that heartbreaking defeat against the Bay Area Dragons.
“Hindi kami consistent, eh yung consistency ang importante,” said Jarencio. “Siguro marami pa kami talagang kailangan i-improve. Unang-una start namin then yung focus nung team.”