After starting the new conference on a mean shooting streak, Air21 Express Hotshot Dondon Hontiveros is on a slump. In his last 3 games, he just scored 7 points all in all. He even got a big fat 0 in his game last night against the import-less Barangay Ginebra Kings. Although his rebounding and passing is within his averages, the Cebuano ace is just making 10% of his shots (2/20) and has a horrid 0 out of 11 shooting from the 3 point range.
Dondon needs to find his rhythm again. Air21 needs his scoring touch in order to have respectable finish in the season ending tournament. The team is also struggling with the absence of Dorian Pena and Danny Seigle plus the struggles of import Alpha Bangura. Air 21 is on a 9 game losing slide dating back to being swept by Talk N’ Text in last conference’s semifinals.
The big trade by San Miguel and Air21 is starting to favor the Sam Miguel Beer (Petron Blaze) francise. Hopefully, Hontiveros will start to regain his early conference form to at least make the trade balanced.
- Caloy Stats of the Day (June 23, 2011) (caloysports.wordpress.com)
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