The Talk ‘N Text KaTropa Texters is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters at 4:30 P.M. on July 7, 2018 live from the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
The Elasto Painters are looking to make a franchise history for having their best standings in the league while the KaTropa wanted to prove that they’re able to pin-down the number one team of the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.
Although they’re already out to qualify for the twice-to-win incentive going to the Quarterfinals round, TNT coach Nash Racela wanted to bring added boost when playoffs arrive.
“It’s always nice to win the last game of the elims to get momentum for the playoffs,” said Racela on the eve of the match. “We need to bring our A-game to have a chance against the top team of the conference,” he added.
The KaTropa lost its chances to be one of the top two teams when the Alaska Aces lambasted the Phoenix Petroleum Fuel Masters yesterday.
For coach Caloy and his wards, they’re aiming for that elusive 10 wins in the elimination round and will be their best win-loss record in the PBA.
This game is one of the anticipated matches as it will mark as the first time that the behemoth imports will collide.
Reggie Johnson of the Elasto Painters is expected to make heavy bangs against KaTropa’s Joshua Smith who is now cleared to play after suffering a broken nose against another behemoth foreign hire of the Meralco Bolts in their last game.