The Magnolia Hotshots Pambansang Manok is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the Meralco Bolts at 5:00 P.M. on June 29, 2019 live from the MVA City Coliseum in Zamboanga City.
The Hotshots are looking to pick up their fifth consecutive wins on the road while the Bolts wanted to end their three-game losing skid when the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup resume this afternoon in Zamboanga City.
They may be called as “sister-teams” in the league but when they’re playing on the basketball court it’s a different scenario.
That’s what happened when Magnolia clashed against the San Miguel Beermen last Sunday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
The troops of Hotshot’s head coach Chito Victolero were unforgiving as they cruised past San Miguel on a convincing victory, 118-82.
This is what coach Norman Black and his Meralco Bolts will try to avoid in their match scheduled in Mindanao.
Apart from playing against the streaking Hotshots, it’s expected that the majority of the crowd will cheer for their opponent as Mark Andy Barroca will play for the first time in his home city.
To boost their chances to snag a victory, Meralco has tapped the services of Delroy Adrian James to replace Gani Lawal.
For the second time this conference, Lawal got replaced due to his quad injury.
Apart from parading a new import, Meralco also re-activated Mike Tolomia and Jammer Jamito.