The Talk ‘N Text KaTropa is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the Meralco Bolts at 4:30 P.M. on June 15, 2019 live from the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.
The KaTropa are definetely on a roll and wanted to take the solo leadership of the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup standings while the Bolts wanted to establish a consistent winning culture in their squad when the second conference tournament resume this afternoon at the Big Dome.
Roger Ray Pogoy caught fire in their last assignment versus the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel. He swished ten three-pointers and gave him a total of 38 points which is now his new career-high.
Coach Norman Black seems like has an easy job locating his marked man.
“Locating Pogoy will be a priority as he has been red-hot lately,” Black observed.
Apart from Pogoy, Meralco’s concern is also TNT’s import Terrence Jones along with their other long range gunners.
“TNT is one of the hottest teams in the league, so the game will be a big test,” said Black. “The biggest challenge will be to try and slow down (import Terrence) Jones while not allowing their 3-point shooters too much space in the perimeter.”
Meralco will be also parading a new import who is a new face in the PBA.
Jimmie Taylor will be the reinforcement player for the Bolts in this afternoon’s game and he will serve as a temporary replacement of Gani Lawal who is nursing a hamstring injury.
“Our import, Gani Lawal, has been bothered by a hamstring injury lately so we have placed him in the injured list and we have brought in a new import by the name of Jimmie Taylor,” related Black.
Also according to coach Black, Taylor is more of a defensive player who is the sixth all-time leader in block shots in Crimson Tide history.
“Jimmie will play versus TNT. He is 6’9, 250 lbs and is a defensive presence in the paint area,” said Black.