PBA 2018:

Magnolia enters Semis, KOs Blackwater, 103-99

November 6, 2018 – Araneta Coliseum

by Rock Punzalan

PBA News 2018: Magnolia Hotshots entered the Semifinals, as they knocked out the Blackwater Elite, 103-99 in the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup quarterfinals this Tuesday at the Araneta Coliseum. “Angas ng Tondo” Paul Lee backstopped the Hotshots with his double-double of 22 buckets and 12 boards, while import Romeo Travis and post operator Ian Sangalang 18 each respectively.

Notes:

Magnolia outrebounded and outpaced the Elite with 59 rebounds against 50, and registering better ball movement with 29 assists to 16. The Hotshots also shot better with 37 of 90 field goal shots (41%) to Elite’s 34 of 83 (40%).

➤ Reinforcement Henry Walker led the eliminated Blackwater with 18 points, as Poy Erram also contributed 15 buckets.

➤ Magnolia will next battle with league-leader Barangay Ginebra, the defending champion, who also gained the Semis berth after routing earlier the NLEX Road Warriors, 111-75.

Game Scores:
Quarters: 32-22, 55-47, 76-78, 103-99.

magnolia: 103

Lee 22, Travis 18, Sangalang 18, Simon 16, Barroca 9, Melton 8, Brondial 4, Dela Rosa 3, Reavis 3, Jalalon 2.

blackwater: 99

Walker 18, Erram 15, Zamar 13, Maliksi 12, Belo 11, Digregorio 8, Sumang 7, Pinto 7, Javier 4, Al-Hussaini 4, Jose 0.

Posted on November 7, 2018 - Araneta Coliseum

Written by Rock Punzalan for Philippine Basketball News Team

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