Glen Rice Jr. found his shooting strokes and was almost unstoppable against Star Hotshots and captured another win for his KaTropa, 104-99.
Opposite to his game against the NLEX Road Warriors where Rice Jr. shoots 30 percent from the field, tonight his accuracy improved to 50 percent and dropped 43 points.
However, he was slowed down in the final quarter and held almost scoreless as the Hotshots attempted to take over the game.
Still, the son of the great Glen Rice Sr. found his way in the clutch moments of the game and gave his team six points to dispatch Star for good.
Talk ‘N Text currently belongs to the top four teams of the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup. To solidify their chances to obtain the twice-to-beat advantage in the next round, TNT need to beat Barangay Ginebra San Miguel in their next game.
“We knew going to our last four games that it’s gonna be a tough stretch for us. We’re going up and down, but the most important thing is we’re finding ways to win,” said TNT coach Nash Racela.
“It benefited us that they (the Hotshots) changed import at this time of the conference. That’s the reason they started slow,” Racela also said.
Glen Rice Jr. Drives Strong To The Basket
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The Star Hotshots new import Kris Acox flirted an almost 20-20 performance in his PBA debut. Acox scored 18 points and grabbed 18 rebounds.
Malcolm Hill although played well for Star but needed to be replaced to address the rebounding issues of the team.
Talk ‘N Text vs Star Score Box
Bida Player of the Game: Glen Rice Jr.
Quarters: 22-27 | 45-51 | 75-89 | 99-104
TNT KaTropa(118) – Semerad 7, Castro 12, Rosario 12, Williams 8, Rice Jr. 43, Tautuaa 4, Reyes 6, Pogoy 12,
Hotshots (107) – Lee 17, Barroca 3, Pingris 8, dela Rosa 4, Acox 18, Melton 2, Reavis 6, Jalalon 13, Sangalang 17, Ramos 11