The Magnolia Hotshots Pambansang Manok gave the TNT KaTropa its three-game losing skid when the PBA visits Davao City, 100-93.
Romeo Travis stabilized his squad when the Talk ‘N Text tried to make a comeback similar to what their sister-team, the NLEX Road Warriors did to them several nights ago.
Travis delivered 21 points and 13 rebounds to lead Magnolia for another victory.
Chris Banchero and Paul Lee each scored 13 points. Lee and newly minted KaTropa Bobby Ray Parks seem like they had a one-on-one battle between them, yet, in this match, the “Lee-thal Weapon” had the last laugh.
The Hotshots took control of the entire ball-game and led as much as 23 points. This game is far from their 2014 clash also held in USeP Gym.
However, led by KJ McDaniels, TNT had a comeback attempt last in the fourth quarter where they cut the deficit to only single-digit points.
That’s after RR Pogoy made his driving layup at the 2:46 mark, 88-96.
Yet, Travis might have recalled what had happened during their game against NLEX where the situation is somehow similar.
This time around, the buddy of LeBron James sank a fadeaway jumper to put things in order as his team took control once again and eventually won the game.
KJ McDaniels led TNT in scoring with 33 points while Bobby Ray Parks had 21 markers, eight boards, and seven dimes.
Romeo Travis And-1 Play
Magnolia vs Talk ‘N Text Box Score
Hotshots (100) – Barroca 9, Pingris 6, Dela Rosa 6, Banchero 13, Travis 21, Lee 13, Reavis 7, Jalalon 9, Simon 3, Sangalang 5, Ramos 8
KaTropa (93) – Parks 21, De Leon 2, McDaniels 33, Pogoy 13, DiGregorio 3, Reyes 4, Rosario 6, Williams 2, Vosotros 7, Washington 2