TEAM leader Tonino Gonzaga returns to the fold as Leg 2 victor Meralco
3x3 guns for a follow-up win in the third leg of the PBA 3x3 Third Conference beginning Monday at Robinsons Magnolia.
Gonzaga, who missed the first two stages due to injury, was reactivated in place of Mac Sabellina and rejoined Alfred Batino, Dexter Maiquez and Joseph Sedurifa in taking a crack at back-to-back.
The Bolts, who overcame fatigue and injury to Sabellina in ruling last week's competition, leads Pool A combatants for Leg 3 honors.
Limitless App, NorthPort and Zamboanga Valientes will challenge the charges of coach Patrick Fran in this group.
Leg 2 runner-up Cavitex, coming off its best performance of the league so far, hopes to sustain the momentum as it vies in Pool B against Leg 1 winner TnT, which recalled Lervin Flores in lieu of Samboy de Leon, and San Miguel Beer, which brought back Jeff Manday for Fonso Gotladera.
Leg 2 third-placer Barangay Ginebra is in Pool C in the company of Platinum Karaoke, Pioneer Pro Tibay and Sista Super Sealers.
Terrafirma 3x3, Master Sardines and Purefoods, which has acquired former Limitless and Gilas Pilipinas 3x3 player Marvin Hayes, slug it out in Pool D.
Action starts at 10 a.m. with a pair of Pool A matches pitting the Appmasters and the Batang Pier and the Bolts against the Valientes. (OL)