Rain or Shine, the playoffs second seed pumped up all the more by its triumph Friday, will try to get going and send Magnolia Pambansang Manok to the ropes in the continuation of their PBA Philippine Cup Final Four showdown at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Sunday.
Game Two is at 6:30 p.m. with the burden of adjustments on the Hotshots following their rollercoaster ride leading to a 77-84 defeat in the opener of the best-of-seven series.
But obviously an issue now for Paul Lee and his teammates is the spring in their legs – or the lack of it, with Magnolia having played five games in the last 10 days.
“Dehado kami dyan because they’re the No. 2 seeds at mahaba ang pahinga nila,” said Magnolia coach Chito Victolero ahead of the series opener.
It did unravel in Game One with the E-Painters pounding and pouncing on a winded Magnolia side in the payoff quarter en route to the seven-point victory.