Hotshots buck Lee’s absence to beat KaTropa

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak View comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Mark Barroca leads Magnolia. PBA IMAGESMagnolia moved closer to top seed San Miguel after tripping TNT, 91-83, in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Despite losing Paul Lee to injury anew, the Hotshots managed to grab their fourth straight win for a 5-1 card to close in on the Beermen (5-0) while the KaTropa dropped to 3-3.ADVERTISEMENT Magnolia played without Lee in the crucial stretch after the combo guard limped out of the game with 7:51 left in the third with a sprained his left ankle.“The players stepped up, Justin [Melton] stepped up big in this game, Jio [Jalalon], and especially MB [Barroca] because he’s quite inspired because he’s getting married again.”Barroca led Magnolia with 20 points, eight rebounds, and five assists while Melton added 14 points, 10 rebounds, and two steals.Marc Pingris and Ian Sangalang also finished in double figures with 10 points apiece for the Hotshots.Rosario had a 15-point, 12-rebound double-double to lead TNT.ADVERTISEMENT Magnolia held a 12-point lead, 80-68, on a Aldrech Ramos jumper with 7:59 left in the fourth, but TNT wasn’t done for the night as it closed in, 86-80, after Moala Tautuaa capped off a 12-6 run with a layup 1:51 left.The KaTropa even managed to get within four, 87-83, on Ryan’s Reyes’ three-point but Mark Barroca sealed the win with a mid-ranger jumper off the Hotshots’ timeout and two freethrows after Troy Rosario’s bungled three.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“It’s all about being disciplined on defense,” said Hotshots head coach Chito Victolero in Filipino. “We talked about our defense on transition and on our halfcourt defense, so we did a good job especially on the halfcourt area.”The Hotshots clamped down on the KaTropa, forcing them to a subpar 38.1 percent shooting from the field and 21.9 percent, 7-of-32, from the arc. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Belo, Cruz laugh off scuffle after double technical Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinalast_img

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *