The Talk ‘N Text Tropang Giga is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the Phoenix Super LPG Fuelmasters at 4:00 P.M. on February 13, 2022 live from Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao, Quezon City.
The Tropang Giga wanted to improve and have a steady climb in the standings while the Fuelmasters are eyeing to enter the top-four teams as the 46th PBA Governor’s Cup resumes this afternoon in Cubao.
Phoenix will miss one of their important players at the same time they’ll have new reinforcement as they resume their third conference campaign.
The squad led by head coach Topex Robinson lost ace point guard Chris Banchero in free agency and they will welcome a new import who will replace Paul Harris who suffered an injury and may take at least three games before he can suit up. The Super LPG hired Dominic Sutton as their replacement import who isn’t new in the Philippines style of basketball.
“He arrived Thursday and has practiced with us twice,” said Robinson of Sutton, who replaces Paul Harris, who suffered a hamstring injury early in the course of a 102-93 shocker over NLEX on Christmas Day.
“Paul left yesterday,” related Robinson. “Hindi siya aabot sa timeline ng mga doctors. He’ll miss at least three games. We love Paul and he really wants to set the tone for us, but unfortunately that injury.”
The reigning PBA Philippine Cup champion continues to find its winning momentum. Last Friday, the squad of head coach Chot Reyes suffered another defeat against the current number one team, the Magnolia Hotshots Pambansang Manok.
Though the Tropang Giga is still on a rollercoaster ride, Phoenix’s coach Robinson prefers not to be as the aggressor but as the underdog going to their afternoon’s bout.
“They’re still a championship team, they’re still a deadly team. For sure we’re gonna have our hands full against them,” said Robinson. “We’re gonna take our chances. Ano naman kami, kumbaga, kung makaka-tsamba lang,” said Robinson.