ANTIPOLO – Magnolia import Romeo Travis was quick to shake off the ankle injury that cut short his stint in Game Three of the 2018 PBA Governors Cup Finals against Alaska.
Travis rolled his ankle late in the third quarter when he stepped on the foot of Alaska import Mike Harris while back-pedaling after a Magnolia score.
The Magnolia import never returned to the game as the Hotshots took a 100-71 defeat that cut their lead to 2-1 in the season-ending best-of-seven series.
“I’m okay,” said Travis. “I stepped on Mike’s foot and I rolled my ankle.”
Prior to the finals, Travis was already nursing a hamstring injury that nearly kept him out of Game Four of the Hotshots' semifinal series against Barangay Ginebra. He went on to score 50 points in that close-out game.
Travis said he will only know the real extent of the injury on Monday.
“I don’t know. We will see tomorrow, will get re-evaluated. It’s too early to tell but I’m okay,” said Travis.
The Magnolia import had a quiet Game Three when he finished with 18 points, three rebounds, three assists, and two steals.
He was clearly unhappy with the way the Hotshots' play.
“The game got away from us in the third quarter. Bad possessions on offense followed by horrible possessions of defense. That pretty much lose you games,” said Travis.
"You don’t play basketball the right way, you are going to lose."