The Magnolia Hotshots Pambansang Manok is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the Phoenix Pulse Fuel Masters at 7:00 P.M. on November 6, 2019 live from the Cuneta Astrodome, Pasay City.
The Hotshots wanted to make a follow-up win while the Fuel Masters will try to end their two-game losing slump when the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup returns in Pasay this evening.
Magnolia entered the league’s player transaction domain and dealt two of their big-men in exchange for a guard.
The Hotshots shipped Robert Herndon and Rodney Brondial to snag Alaska’s Chris Banchero.
Banchero was one of the Aces players that challenged them during the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals. This time around, he will be part of the pambansang backcourt rotation of coach Chito Victolero.
For Phoenix, on the other hand, they made a test drive where they utilized NBA veteran Alonzo Gee versus the Columbian Dyip.
Gee dropped 45 points in his PBA debut yet came short to deliver the needed victory for his Philippine-based squad.
Fuel Masters head coach Louie Alas hopes that their two weeks break is enough to build team chemistry together with their new import.
Phoenix got three more games in their schedule and they’re now in a “must-win” situation to keep their quarterfinals chances alive.