Paul Lee says Hotshots should be ready for Gin Kings

first_imgRogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief But Lee, ever a cautious cager, says it won’t be easy considering the the caliber of the teams waiting for them as they push through with their elimination round campaign—especially the schedule just around the corner.“We’re always reminded that all of our wins would be for naught if we can’t pull through on the Sunday game,” Lee told reporters in Filipino shortly after a 109-83 decision over the Dyip in Araneta. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsMagnolia faces Manila Clasico rival Barangay Ginebra this Sunday at the same venue. And a loss would put in peril the Hotshots’ bid for a comfortable place in the playoff round. Right now, Lee and the Hotshots sit on the Philippine Cup’s 7th spot with a 3-4 record. Their four last remaining games should propel them higher in the standings and could get them off the crosshairs of whoever secures the second spot, which will be enjoying a twice-to-beat incentive come quarterfinals. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Eduard Folayang focused on takedown defense for Shinya Aoki rematch Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “The breaks of the game didn’t just go our way,” he said.“We just have to learn from all that. This is the situation now and we just have to be primed for whoever is up ahead.”But first things first: the showdown with the crowd darlings, which Lee knows by heart, is going to be “a battle.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Magnolia snared their second straight victory at the expense of Columbian on Wednesday night, and guard Paul Lee hopes this heralds good tidings for the Hotshots.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES “We need to be ready, we need to prepare,” Lee said of their game against the Gin Kings, who improved to a 4-3 slate after a gritty stand against league-leading Phoenix Pulse.“I know that they want to exact revenge,” he added, pointing to Magnolia’s semifinal win that dethroned Ginebra in the previous Governors’ Cup. Lee also rued Magnolia’s shaky start into the conference, but said that the team’s focus sights now zero in on its remaining tasks.After the Gin Kings, the Hotshots will face the unpredictable NorthPort Batang Pier. Then, they proceed on taking on the current doormat Blackwater Elite, and the NLEX Road Warriors.“It’s a bummer,” he said of their 0-3 skid that opened the all-Filipino campaign. Magnolia narrowly lost to the Fuel Masters and the second-best team Rain or Shine Elasto Painters.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlelast_img read more