It’s no-brainer, Magnolia Pambansang Manok’s idea now is to exert its best effort to win Game Three then rest their weary bodies in the league’s Lenten breather.
Whatever is left in their energy tank they must bring everything in Game Three Tuesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum or they would kiss their PBA Philippine Cup Finals hopes goodbye.
From their long rest, the Elasto Painters came back as a dominant force, pulling off a convincing 84-77 win in Game One and an even easier 93-80 victory in Game Two.
With their weary legs, the Hotshots have been looking to be always a step behind the E-Painters. For coach Chito Victolero’s chargers have played six games in 12 nights.
Rain or Shine has obviously benefited from its No. 2 seeding in the playoffs, requiring the team to play just a game in the quarters. Magnolia, on the other hand, had to go through an exhausting three-game quarters series with the Barangay Ginebra Kings.