The Star Hotshots is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the GlobalPort Batang Pier at 7:00 P.M. on September 15, 2017 live from Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Both teams are currently on losing skids. The Hotshots are looking to end their three-game losing streak after a spectacular four-game straight victories while the Batang Pier wanted to end their back-to-back losses.
“Sense of Urgency” probably is the important keyword and probably in the mind of Star Hotshots coach Chito Victolero.
After absorbing three straight defeats, the Hotshots franchise are quick to react and moved two of its assests which involves streaky shooter Allein Maliksi.
“Every single game is very crucial now for us,” said coach Chito Victolero.
“We need to have a sense of urgency to give our best coming from a three-game losing skid. We need to bounce back and we need to have the proper mindset going into the game,” Victolero added.
Star chief bench tactician making some tweaks in his squad and this time he wanted them to have more ceiling. With having less chances to pick quality big-men in the upcoming PBA draft, Star has no choice but to move Maliksi in exchange for Kyle Pascual.
“Tinitignan namin ang parating na PBA Rookie Draft. No. 9 or No. 10 kami, at tingin namin wala kaming makukuhang quality big man kaya hinabol na namin si Kyle Pascual,” said Victolero.
“Ang lalaki ng kalaban kaya kailangan namin magpalaki. ‘Yun nga lang si Allein (Maliksi) ang tinamaan,” Victolero added.
GlobalPort on the other hand will welcome back Stanley Pringle who was out for two straight games as he attended the funeral of his father in the United States.
The “Slash Brothers” will test the defensive stance of Jio Jalalon, Mark Barroca and Paul Lee.
Star Hotshots next games:
- Star Vs Kia | September 22, 2017 | PBA Livestream – 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup
- Star Vs Talk ‘N Text (TNT) | September 17, 2017 | PBA Livestream – 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup
GlobalPort Batang Pier next games:
- Meralco Vs GlobalPort | September 22, 2017 | PBA Livestream – 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup
- GlobalPort Vs Blackwater | September 17, 2017 | PBA Livestream – 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup