The Magnolia Hotshots Pambansang Manok is scheduled for a best-of-seven semi-finals match against the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters. Game 5 is at 7:00 P.M. on April 24, 2019 live from the Cuneta Astrodome.
- Magnolia vs Rain or Shine Semis Game 7
- Magnolia vs Rain or Shine Semis Game 6
- Magnolia vs Rain or Shine Semis Game 4
- Magnolia vs Rain or Shine Semis Game 3
- Magnolia vs Rain or Shine Semis Game 2
- Magnolia vs Rain or Shine Semis Game 1
The best-of-seven series game of the Hotshots and the Elasto Painters is now reduced to a best-of-three series that’s after Magnolia tied it at 2-2 last Monday.
Rain or Shine probably focused too much on the un-whistled fouls rather than focusing on their game plan.
That may be the reason why Magnolia piled a big lead as high as 21 during the Game Three battle in the Big Dome. The boys of Magnolia head coach Chito Victolero took advantage the disgruntled RoS whom can’t buy a basket nor execute their offense properly.
Gabe Norwood whose regular name always on the Sportsmanship award every year got slapped with technical foul.
“My emotion got the best of me,” he said. “I felt the call wasn’t correct in my book, but I’m not the ref so that’s a tech and I deserved it.”
Yet in the final quarter or that’s after head coach Caloy Garcia got ejected because of technical foul, the Elasto Painters settled down and played like a team during Game One and Two.
“We played a lot better in the fourth quarter when we weren’t complaining (the calls) and not letting those things get into us,” said Norwood.
Now that they put the series back to square one, Magnolia wanted to continue their winning ways.
“We will not give up, we will not give in, we will fight until the end just like we did last Monday,” said Victolero.
For coach Garcia on the other hand, he seems pleased what he saw on the TV installed in their dugout and wanted to use that strategy to capture Game Five.
“We just have to find ways to win. Probably come Game Five, we have to be more physical,” said Garcia.
“We became more physical in the second half of Game Four, that’s why we’re able to come back. So we have to be ready for a ‘survival of the fittest’ type battle,” he added.