PBA: Injuries no excuse for recent Magnolia struggles says Travis
Paul Lintag on Oct 21, 2019 03:10 PM
After a beatdown at the hands of Ginebra in the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup, the Hotshots are now on a three-game losing skid and are down to 3-4 in the standings. (Photo by Arvin Lim)
Defening champion Magnolia is not quite on the ropes yet but they’re certainly not in a good place at moment.
After a beatdown at the hands of Ginebra in the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup, the Hotshots are now on a three-game losing skid and are down to 3-4 in the standings.
Magnolia’s string of defeats coincided with import Romeo Travis hurting his ankle but Travis, who returned to the lineup in the Ginebra loss, says it’s no excuse for them.
“I mean, injuries are part of the game,” Travis said.
“San Miguel game we had a chance, Blackwater game we had a chance, today we didn’t really have a chance. If you leave it all out there and play hard, you just live with the results. And today we just didn't have enough,” he added after the Ginebra loss.
Coming off injury, Travis posted 17 points and 17 rebounds for Magnolia.
However, the Hotshots were simply overwhelmed by the Gin Kings in the second half for the blowout loss.
“It’s okay, it’s getting better,” Travis said of his ankle.
“I didn't play well enough to give us a chance to win, I missed a lot of shots today that I normally would make. I didn't have a good rhythm today. I guess that's what happens when you sit out for 10 days and try to just play,” he added.
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