PBA: Travis satisfied with champion Magnolia’s answer to pick up first win
Paul Lintag on Sep 27, 2019 10:20 PM
“But I’m happy how we picked up our defense and we bounced back. If we can continue that energ and effort throughout the conference, we’ll be a team in the playoffs and we can go fight for a championship.” — Romeo Travis. (PBA)
At least for one strong quarter, Magnolia’s signature defense showed up big time in the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup.
The champion Hotshots shut down Northport in the second period of their clash Friday, limiting the Batang Pier to only eight points.
On their end, Magnolia scored 37 to put the game away rather early.
It’s the kind of defense that should be the norm for the Hotshots.
“That’s what I expect from everybody is that kind of defense, myself included,” import Romeo Travis said of their suffocating second-quarter effort.
“We just played great defense and we just continue that throughout,” he added.
After dropping the ball in their first game against Meralco, Magnolia looked like it was about to have another down performance against Northport.
It’s a good thing the champs woke up after 12 minutes of play.
“We started off slow so I was frustrated with the guys and myself,” Travis said.
“But I’m happy how we picked up our defense and we bounced back. If we can continue that energ and effort throughout the conference, we’ll be a team in the playoffs and we can go fight for a championship,” he added.
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