Considering the type of roster TNT and San Miguel have plus the massive imports they should have signed up for, it would be foolish to think that either team will fight for their lives at the end. Exclusion round of Commissioner PBA Separation.
Well, now let’s see whose back is leaning against the wall.
“It’s like that,” TNT coach Chot Reyes said last Sunday night after his Tropang Giga’s 89-85 loss to Ginebra made their path to the knockout stages even more difficult. than.
Reyes found a glimmer of hope in that loss, which gave the fire brigade’s mentor hope to enter their last two life-or-death bouts.
“I am very pleased with the efforts of the players. We fought hard. We never give up, we fought till the end [second]. Unfortunately, we failed.” He said after Tropang Giga dropped to a 4-6 record for ninth place, being knocked out of the playoff picture at the moment.
“This is [kind of] the game we wanted,” Reyes continued. “And all we can look forward to now are the final two matches.”
Import Cameron Oliver has been ruled out with a knee injury and Reyes will make his Matt Mobley debut in their 3pm clash with the league’s top Bay Area at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig City.
“If he turns out well,” Reyes said when asked if Mobley would be eyeing up to compete in the end-of-season Governors Cup, where the height limit on imports is 6 foot-5.
Meanwhile, Beermen are at 4-5 and ranked seventh with three games left. They battle the lightweight but rejuvenating Terrafirma in the game at 6pm, where San Miguel reactivated guardian Terrence Romeo.
TNT will need no less than a final two-game sweep to keep themselves in the race for the next round. After the dangerous Dragons, Tropang Giga fights the Beermen on Saturday.
Losing only to Magnolia and Barangay Ginebra, the Bay Area will be a major setback for Reyes and his rivals.
The away team had set their sights on winning one of the two playoff bonuses. request
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