The Magnolia Hotshots have tried everything to stop super rookie Mikey Williams of the Talk N Text Tropang Giga from scoring.
But since they won Game 3 of the PBA Philippine Cup best-of-seven championship series, they won’t alter their plans drastically.
Magnolia coach Chito Victolero said they will just have to focus on playing a defensive game again in Game 4 of the series at 6 p.m. today at the Don Honorio Ventura State University Gym in Bacolor, Pampanga.
“I think he’s (Williams) very good. He’s an NBA-caliber player. He played in the D-League. Basta kahit sino ilagay namin sa harap niya, he scores. He loves to score,” said Victolero, whose Hotshots trimmed their deficit in the series to 1-2 following a 106-98 victory last Sunday.
Beaten badly in the first two games, the Hotshots tried to deal with a prolific Williams, who still came away with his career-best game that evening.
The TNT rookie erupted with 39 points after going 10-of-18 from the behind the arc, the most by any player in PBA Finals.
“We will just try to focus and maintain our defensive schemes. Naging effective naman iyun because we won the game,” added Victolero.
Victolero said they will have to do their best limiting Williams from scoring.
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