The Magnolia Chicken Timplados Hotshots is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the Talk ‘N Text TNT Tropang Giga at 5:45 PM on February 3, 2023 live from the Ynares Center in Antipolo City, Rizal.
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The Tropang Giga will try to make a quick bounce-back victory to regain their winning momentum while the Hotshots wanted to avoid back-to-back defeats and remain winless at this early stage of the PBA third conference.
Sometimes having a long rest while half of the teams in the PBA already made their debut can make a negative impact on a ball club. That could be what Magnolia felt during their initial game in this year’s version of the Governors’ Cup.
Against Converge FiberXers last January 29, the Hotshots immediately felt the ferocity of the now league-leading team as they got buried with 14 points at one point in that game.
The troops of head coach Chito Victolero attempted to make a rally in the decisive quarter but went short after their import, Erik McCree failed to convert a game-winning three-pointer.
Speaking of buzzer beaters that could steal a victory, TNT also has their own story when RR Pogoy’s turnaround shot failed to find the bottom of the net when they played versus the streaking NLEX Road Warriors last February 1.
Tropang Giga’s import Jaylen Hudson tried to carry his team in scoring where he made 39 points along with his 10 boards yet his seven turnovers pulled back some of his brilliant performance. Those errors are almost half of the team’s total turnover which the Road Warriors utilized to take advantage.
“I think we just got to finish stronger. We had a couple of lapses towards the end,” rued Hudson.