The Talk ‘N Text KaTropa Texters is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the Phoenix Petroleum Fuel Masters at 4:15 P.M. on August 25, 2017 live from Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Both teams are looking to bounce after got devastated with their respective opponents in their last game. KaTropa got whipped by Rain or Shine Elasto Painters, 73-105 while the Fuel Masters bowed low to Star Hotshots, 81-100.
Probably one of the reasons why these squads performed below average is because they’re missing its several key players.
Talk ‘N Text lend three of its players to Gilas Pilipinas to represent the country in an international basketball competition. While the Fuel Masters also sent their three-point sniper Matthew Wright.
However, there are good news for the fans of both ball-clubs. Jayson Castro and RR Pogoy are set to return for KaTropa while Matthew Wright will suit up his Phoenix jersey this afternoon.
“We need to bounce back strong after a beating from Rain or Shine,” said TNT’s coach Nash Racela. “We’re still lacking players, but we will definitely be better tomorrow,” he added.
Coach Ariel Vanguardia likewise is optimistic having back the top scorer of 2017 William Jones Cup in his lineup.
“Hopefully, the return of Wright gets our team on the right track again,” said Vanguardia.
In Talk ‘N Text’s previous game, replacement import Glenn Rice Jr. was put into test but went back with subpar results.
Rice contributed 19 points in his PBA debut game and was terrible in the field with 6-of-22. Since his last name is Rice his scoring output is expected to come from beyond the three-point line but only converted two out of eleven tries.
Probably it’s not a good timing for Phoenix to conduct experiment plays considering that they’re now in a five-game losing skid.
Nonetheless, coach Ariel Vanguardia still need to findout if the combination of Matthew Wright and Jeff Chan will be effective or not.
Talk ‘N Text KaTropa Texters next game:
- Talk ‘N Text Vs GlobalPort | September 1, 2017 | PBA Livestream – 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup
- Talk ‘N Text Vs Blackwater | August 30, 2017 | PBA Livestream – 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup
Phoenix Fuel Masters next games: