Magnolia Hotshots Remain Defiant Despite San Miguel Beermen’s Lead
In the ongoing PBA Philippine Cup race-to-four contest, the Magnolia Hotshots are not ready to back down against the San Miguel Beermen. Despite the Beermen seizing a 3-2 lead after a 108-98 win, the Hotshots remain positive and confident in their ability to come back.
“We’re still positive that we can come back,” said Hotshots veteran Mark Barroca. The team’s confidence stems from their past ability to bounce back, having previously wiped out the Beermen’s 2-0 running start with two big wins.
Import Tyler Bey echoed Barroca’s sentiment, expressing his belief in the team’s capability to win two more games and steal the coveted diadem.
With Game 6 approaching, the Hotshots are determined to stop the Beermen from delivering the final blow, with their sights set on a potential decider. Despite the pressure, the team remains confident, with Bey stating, “We’re a great team. I don’t feel like our backs are against the wall. I believe in this team, I believe in the coaching staff and I believe in myself as well so (I’m) pretty confident.”
To succeed, the Hotshots will need to shut down not just Bennie Boatwright and June Mar Fajardo, but also prevent another standout performance from Jericho Cruz, who scored 30 points in Game 5.
The Hotshots are clearly not backing down, and they are ready to give it their all in the remaining games of the series.