Sangalang excited to play again as Hotshots enter crucial stretch

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town PVL men’s: Army escapes IEM in final game LATEST STORIES The slump left the Hotshots in a precarious position. At 4-5, they still need to win their last two games to avoid elimination.Fortunately for Magnolia, help is on the way.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSangalang is set to return from a wrist injury while Wayne Chism, the former Best Import, will also make his debut in the Hotshots’ next game on July 4.“We’re almost complete,” said Magnolia coach Chito Victolero on Wednesday after wrapping up practice at Ronac Art Center in Ortigas. “Ping (Marc Pingris) is still out but at least Ian’s back and he beefs up our frontline. We also have Wayne who is very experienced.” Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “It was big not having Ian because without him, we’re not that solid up front.”The 26-year-old Sangalang hasn’t played since hurting his right wrist in the first half of the Hotshots’ 81-79 win over the Meralco Bolts on May 18.“I’m really excited to play again and help my team make the playoffs. I feel 100 percent,” Sangalang told INQUIRER.net in Filipino.“It was tough not being able to play for five games. It was also hard for the team with me and Ping out plus, our most of our last five games were against tough teams and were 50-50 games.”Magnolia plays NLEX first before taking on San Miguel Beer on July 7 to end the elimination round.ADVERTISEMENT Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The absence of Ian Sangalang dealt a major blow to Magnolia, which went 1-4 minus its star big man.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water recedinglast_img read more