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    Hotshots hope to get Rome Dela Rosa back in harness soon

    Jul 15, 2022
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    Rome dela Rosa is expected to be back in action soon.
    PHOTO: Jerome Ascano

    MAGNOLIA hopes to have do-it-all forward Rome Dela Rosa back in time for the PBA Philippine Cup playoffs.

    Dela Rosa sat out the Hotshots’ 97-88 overtime win over the Meralco Bolts on Friday at the Ynares Center in Pasig to rest his hurting elbow.

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    But coach Chito Victolero looks forward to having Dela Rosa back on board by their next outing against Rain or Shine.

    “Pinahinga lang muna namin si Rome para i-rest yung elbow niya. Pero by next game maglalaro na ulit siya,” said Victolero following the win that assured his team a place in the eight-team playoffs.

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      The 6-foot-3 Dela Rosa is averaging 3.8 points and 2.7 rebounds in eight games with the Hotshots this conference.

      Magnolia’s fifth straight win raised its record to 6-3 for a tie at third place with Barangay Ginebra, although it no longer has a shot of finishing at No. 2 for a twice-to-beat advantage in the quarterfinals as second-running TNT (8-3) beat the Hotshots in their only meeting this season, 78-72.

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