Magnolia import Romeo Travis is all set to return to action after missing the team’s game against Blackwater in which the Hotshots lost, 95-89.
The loss to the Elite was the second straight for the defending champions after the team racked up three consecutive wins following an opening game loss to the Meralco Bolts.
Travis suffered an ankle sprain during the latter part of the payoff period of the game against San Miguel and left the match for good.
“Romeo has practiced with us the last two days. His ankle is okay so he’ll be ready on Sunday,” said Magnolia coach Chito Victolero.
With the Hotshots toting an even 3-3 win-loss card, good for a tie for 5th place with the Columbian Dyip, the upcoming match against Brgy. Ginebra on Sunday, October 20 will be an acid test for the team aching to defend the Governors’ Cup crown.
“This game against Ginebra is very crucial because we’re in the middle of the standings. We need to start winning to get to the playoffs,” explained Victolero.
“We just have to tighten our defense against Ginebra because individually, they are very good. Their firepower is just evident because anybody in the team can score. And they’ve showed that in their win against San Miguel,” he added.