Magnolia Hotshots shocks San Miguel Beermen, 109-108
September 30, 2018 – Araneta Coliseum
by Rock Punzalan
PBA News 2018: Magnolia Hotshots shocked the San Miguel Beermen, 109-108, courtesy of Paul Lee‘s monster game in the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup this Sunday at the Araneta Coliseum. Lee backstopped the Hotshots with his 28 points and the game-winner with 34 seconds left and the Beermen leading 108-107.
➤ Import Romeo Travis also added 18 markers and 12 boards for the Hotshots, while post-operator Ian Sangalang made 16 points and 8 rebounds. Sangalang also swatted the potential game-changer layup from Alex Cabagnot in the waning seconds of the fourth.
➤ San Miguel’s new import Kevin Murphy top-scored with 37 points and 10 rebounds, while Christian Standhardinger also added 27 goals and 16 boards.
➤ SMB did not have Junemar Fajardo due to injury (shin fracture).
➤ Magnolia is now 4-1 in the Governors’ Cup, while San Miguel dropped to a 2-3 win-loss slate.