MANILA, Philippines-Magnolia acquired again on monitor Sunday evening, protecting Barangay Ginebra at bay, 89-84, at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.
Ian Sangglang and Jio Jalalon rolled up their sleeves within the fourth quarter to assist the Hotshots buck Calvin Abueva’s ejection and notch a much-needed second victory heading into the midway level of the Philippine Cup, the place they have been final yr’s finalists.
“I salute my players. We talked about adversity and challenges. We’ve been playing three games in the last five days playing elite teams. Our goal is to win two out of three and we did just that,” stated coach Chito Victolero.
Sangalang completed with 24 factors and 9 rebounds, whereas Jalalon had 19 factors and 6 assists as Magnolia handed Ginebra its first loss after a 2-0 begin to the convention.
The Gin Kings drew 15 factors from LA Tenorio, 13 from Most Valuable Player Scottie Thompson, after which not less than 10 every from Christian Standhardinger, Prince Caperal, and Arvin Tolentino, however the crowd darlings ran out juice when it mattered most.
Magnolia hopes to maintain its successful methods when it performs Phoenix (2-2) subsequent.
Ginebra, in the meantime, shoots for a rebound victory in opposition to NLEX (2-1).
Magnolia 89 – Sangalang 24, Jalalon 19, Abueva 9, Corpuz 9, Wong 7, Dela Rosa 7, Barroca 6, Laput 6, Dionisio 2, Escoto 0, Ahanmisi 0.
Barangay Ginebra 84 – Tenorio 15, Thompson 13, Standhardinger 12, Caperal 11, Tolentino 10, Aguilar 9, Pringle 6, Chan 4, Pinto 4, Mariano 0.
Quarters: 26-21, 47-40, 70-61, 89-84.
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