The Star Hotshots is scheduled for a head-to-head Quarterfinals game against the NLEX Road Warriors at 7:00 P.M. on September 26, 2017 live from the Mall of Asia Arena.
Playoffs has already started for the Road Warriors and the Hotshots last Sunday and their series seems like it will only continue this evening.
The Road Warriors was part of the top four teams for several weeks but when it matter the most they dropped a game and lost the opportunity to secure the twice-to-beat advantage.
Coach Yeng Guiao troops played well in the first half but in the third quarter, the boys of Chito Victolero led by Kris Acox and Aldrech Ramos.
“We lost our defensive intensity in the second half of last game versus Star. It’s something we cannot afford to do again,” said NLEX coach Yeng Guiao.
“We have to contain their guards better coming off the screen. Our offensive execution should be smoother and with emphasis on getting the ball to our bigs,” Guiao also said.
Fatigue can be a factor for today’s schedule for Star Hotshots and shouldn’t be the driving force for them in order to secure a win and move to the semis.
“It’s our third game in five days,” said Victolero. “I need to make sure that my players are motivated enough and ready for the battle. We need to be mentally tough and physically prepared especially coming from back-to-back games,” he added.