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Quincy Miller to miss battle against former team as TNT activates Rondae Hollis-Jefferson vs. Converge

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is finally back! Dennis Acosta (file photo)
By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA--Quincy Miller's first game against his former team will not happen as Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is suiting up for TNT against Converge on Saturday night in the PBA Commissioner's Cup.

The league announced on Friday that the Tropang Giga have activated Hollis-Jefferson for their 6:15 p.m. encounter against the FiberXers at the Ynares Center in Antipolo.

This also means that Hollis-Jefferson was cleared by the doctors to play again after suffering from gastroenteritis that forced him to sit out TNT's games against Chiba in the EASL and Magnolia in the PBA to begin the month.

The Tropang Giga were left scrambling to find a stand-in for Hollis-Jefferson against the Hotshots after he entered the sick bay.

Luckily for TNT, Converge gave Miller, the young franchise's import in last year's edition, the needed clearance for him to join the PLDT-owned club for the game against the Purefoods franchise.

Despite a 37-point blast from Miller, the Tropang Giga could not hurdle past the Hotshots and lost the PBA season opener on Sunday night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.

Miller said that he would have treated the TNT-Converge game as a normal game and not some sort of a shot for revenge after their unceremonious parting of ways.

Instead, though, Hollis-Jefferson makes his first PBA game back since leading Jordan to the Asian Games silver.

In a related development, the Tropang Giga also signed Mike Tolomia to take over the spot for the injured Matt Rosser.

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