All eyes are on the Playoffs, and the Hotshots hope to keep their Momentum going
Magnolia Hotshots determined to finish preliminary round on a high note and build momentum for playoffs
The Magnolia Hotshots are determined to finish the preliminary round on a high note despite the fact that they have already secured a spot in the quarterfinals.
First, even though it’s unlikely, they can still make the Top 4.
Second, they are looking to build some momentum heading into the postseason.
Saturday at 6:45 p.m. at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig, the Hotshots will play their penultimate game in the PBA Governors Cup elimination rounds against the Terrafirma Dyip.
Coach Chito Victolero and his team need to beat the Dyip and the Blackwater Bossing in their final two games to have a chance at a Top 4 finish and a twice-to-beat incentive in the quarterfinals.
Terrafirma, on the other hand, is already dead in the water at 2-7.
On Thursday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, both the Hotshots and the Dyip suffered crushing defeats.
While Magnolia easily defeated NorthPort 129-109, Terrafirma suffered a devastating loss at the hands of NLEX 142-125.
All but one of the eight playoff teams were decided by those outcomes.
The Phoenix Super LPG Fuel Masters are expected to claim the final available seat after the Hotshots joined the TNT Tropang Giga, San Miguel Beermen, NLEX Road Warriors, Barangay Ginebra Kings, Converge FiberXers, and Meralco Bolts in advancing to the second quarter.
But once again, Magnolia is committed to maintaining its winning form through the postseason.
The Hotshots have a record of 5-4 after winning five of their last six games.
The Hotshots avenged their previous loss to the Meralco Bolts by beating the Batang Pier by a massive 40 point margin on Thursday.
They overcame a 10-point deficit in the first half (17-27) and went on to lead by as many as 30 points (80-50) in the second half.
500 level once more at 5-4, tied with the Lightning.
The Magnolia Hotshots are entering the playoffs with a strong desire to keep their momentum going in the Philippine Cup Betting. While they have already secured a spot in the quarterfinals, they still have a chance to make the Top 4 if they win their final two games. The team’s recent form has been impressive, and they have won five of their last six games, including a huge victory over the Meralco Bolts.
The Hotshots are committed to maintaining their winning ways and carrying their momentum into the postseason. As the playoffs approach, all eyes will be on this team to see if they can continue their impressive run and make a deep playoff run.