The Magnolia Hotshots Pambansang Manok is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the Phoenix Pulse Fuel Masters at 6:45 P.M. on June 22, 2019 live from the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City.
The Hotshots are looking to extend their winning streak to three while the Fuel Masters wanted their boat to really start rolling and get a back-to-back victories when the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup resumes in Pasay this evening.
There are reports that the Hotshots fans will really get excited. That’s the potential return of Marc Pingris plus along with the tested and proven Rafi Reavis in their roster.
Pingris was sidelined due to an ACL injury he suffered back in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup.
With these veteran players, coach Chito Victolero is hoping that his squad will go above the .500 winning percentage mark.
Coincidentally, their import James Farr looks like have a much better understanding of the Magnolia basketball and their bench tactician is pleased on how things is improving inside his squad.
“He’s not athletic just like the other imports, but the important thing is yung fit sa system namin,” he said. “He has a good basketball IQ and mabilis siyang mag-adjust.”
For Phoenix on the other hand, coach Louie Alas is back on duty after serving his suspension and immediately a victory was picked up by his squad against the Alaska Aces few days ago.
Like Alaska, coach Alas is anticipating a similar game since both of their teams like to play defense.
“It will be a dog fight. Magandang laban yan,” said Alas.
Coach Louie might have already reminded his boys to remember how they played the previous conference where they dominated the rebounding category and was one of the reasons why they ended that All-Filipino tournament as number one team after the elimination round.
“Last three games namin lagi kaming talo. E last conference kami ang No. 1 sa department na yun,” Alas said.