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Rondae Hollis-Jefferson Delivers Big Game 3 Performance for TNT in PBA Governors' Cup Semifinals 2023

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, the import player of the TNT Tropang Giga, recently made waves in the PBA Governors’ Cup semifinals with his impressive Game 3 showing against the Meralco Bolts. After missing crucial free throws in the previous game, Hollis-Jefferson redeemed himself with a PBA-high 40 points and 13 rebounds, leading the Tropang Giga to a 99-80 victory and a 2-1 lead in the series.

Coach Jojo Lastimosa quickly praised Hollis-Jefferson’s bounce-back performance, especially after a lackluster Game 2 where he only shot 36 percent. Lastimosa shared that Hollis-Jefferson understood that he had a terrible game and that his poor free throw performance was out of character for him. But the former NBA player made up for it with his dominant Game 3 showing, reminding fans why he is a valuable addition to the TNT roster.

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Hollis-Jefferson’s observance of Ramadan has been a factor in his previous games, particularly when TNT games are played in the afternoon. Lastimosa admitted that the fasting had affected Hollis-Jefferson’s energy and performance. Still, with the TNT Tropang Giga slated to play in the evening the rest of the way, Lastimosa sees it as beneficial for Hollis-Jefferson.

Mikey Williams scored 29 points in Game 3, including a pair of threes that doused cold water on Meralco’s comeback bid in the fourth, expressing how tough it is for the TNT import. Williams shared that they are trying their best to conserve Hollis-Jefferson’s energy and support him in any way possible.

As the series continues, fans can expect more impressive performances from Hollis-Jefferson and the Tropang Giga. With his recent Game 3 showing, Hollis-Jefferson is back in character and ready to lead his team to victory in the PBA Governors’ Cup semifinals.

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