The Barangay Ginebra San Miguel is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the Magnolia Chicken Timplados Hotshots at 6:45 PM on October 23, 2022 live from the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Metro Manila.
The Gin Kings wanted to avoid a back-to-back defeat and wanted to give its Manila Clasico rival its first defeat this conference while the Hotshots will extend its winning streak to six and keep its number one position in the standings.
After its stellar victory against the visiting Bay Area Dragons last October 9 at PhilSports Arena, Ginebra is unable to control the now rampaging Phoenix Super LPG Fuelmasters which are now on its three-game winning streak.
Rebounding and bench points are some of the areas where team “NSD” got outscored by the team led by head coach Topex Robinson.
Stanley Pringle was one of the players in the red jersey who tried to carry their team as he dropped 25 points. Justin Brownlee teased a triple-double performance as he added 23 points, 11 rebounds, and eight assists. However, the beloved Ginebra import struggled to make his shots as he was only 39 percent from the field where he only converted nine out of his twenty-three tries.
For Magnolia on the other hand, whatever they’re doing most likely they will continue to re-execute it
until one of their opponents will be able to determine its weak spot and exploit it. At the moment, the team that now carries the moniker Chicken Timplados is still perfect and one more win could give them a playoff berth.
Without a doubt, one of the secret formulas orchestrated by head coach Chito Victolero is to unleash its Serbian import, Nick Rakocevic who is an early favorite to win this year’s PBA Commissioner’s Cup Best Import.
Likewise, the locals of Magnolia aren’t shy to make their individual contributions to fuel their flaming winning streak. One of them is Jio Jalalon who was recently named the Cignal Play-PBAPC Player of the Week. Also, Ian Sangalang and Rome Dela Rosa who were both out for two days are now back in harness, probably as part of their warm-up as they clash in Sunday’s main event, the duo had a combines 16 points.
“Coach (Chito) is just building them up. Just like in anything, while we have goals, what is important is the growth. So nakikita natin yung growth ni Ian and Rome, bumabalik na,” said Magnolia assistant coach Jason Webb.
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