The Magnolia Hotshots Pambansang Manok is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the Columbian Dyip at 4:30 P.M. on October 3, 2018 live from Smart Araneta Coliseum.
The Hotshots are looking to improve their win-loss card to 5-1 and share the top spot of the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup standings with the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel while the Dyip will make an attempt to end during losing spell.
Magnolia able to escape from a thrilling game against their sister company, the San Miguel Beermen last Sunday.
Justin Melton and Paul Lee lifted Magnolia after being down by four points as the game approaching to its final buzzer. Melton knocked down a three-pointer while Paul Lee converted his running shot in their team next possession.
They were able to keep SMB from scoring in the last two minutes in the final quarter.
Magnolia had a busy schedule in the past week and coach Chito Victolero is concerned about the fatigue of his team.
“This is our fourth game in 10 days and I know my players are a little bit tired,” said Victolero. “But I told them na we need to finish strong and push ourselves to win this very important game,” he added.
Seems like the Governors’ Cup isn’t that friendly with the Columbian Dyip as their losing streak continue to pile up. However, despite of their struggles Magnolia head coach Chito Victolero still see them as a threat.
“Columbian is a very dangerous team. We cannot afford to relax,” said Victolero.