TNT determined to bolster drive

Before taking a 12-day break to give way to Rosario and Pogoy’s participation with Team Phl in the 2018 FIBA 3×3 World Cup, the Texters were on a searing run and among the league leaders at 6-1.

The Texters hope to keep the fire of their romp as they tangle with the Hotshots in their 7 p.m. face-off.

While TNT has won its last three matches, Magnolia, on the other hand, has dropped its last three and is thus now on a shaky spot, tied with GlobalPort at seventh spot with their identical 3-4 win-loss slates.

They are barely up on Phoenix Fuel (3-5) and Barangay Ginebra (2-5) as the Hotshots have gone without a win since the departure of Vernon Macklin.

They hope to do better in their second outing with second import sub Justin Jackson.

In Jackson’s debut Sunday, the Hotshots went down to a 99-103 loss to the Alaska Milk Aces, suffering tremendous beating on Vic Manuel’s career-best 35-point output.