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Victolero, Magnolia undeterred by shock loss to Meralco as path to top 4 still clear

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 02:01 AM October 20, 2018

ANTIPOLO—Magnolia’s 94-88 loss to downtrodden Meralco in the PBA Governors’ Cup sure gave Chito Victolero things to ponder on, but it wasn’t enough to rough up the team’s morale.

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The topseeded Hotshots held a half-game lead over Barangay Ginebra prior to their game against the Bolts on Friday at Ynares Center here, but the surprising setback pulled them to a tie at 7-2.

But Victolero was unbothered with the outcome knowing they can still clinch a twice-to-beat advantage, which is given to the top four teams, for the quarterfinals.

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“Our chance is still on our hands,” said Victolero, whose team will still face TNT and the Gin Kings,  in Filipino.

“We won’t rely on other teams to lose, and I think we just need one win in our remaining two games to secure our spot in the top four,” he said. “Still, our goal is to win those two games.”

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