Tue. Jun 18th, 2024

Magnolia guard Jio Jalalon.–PBA IMAGES

MANILA, Philippines–Magnolia got here again from 26 factors right down to stun defending champion Barangay Ginebra, 93-91, within the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Sunday evening at Good Araneta Coliseum.

The Hotshots turned in a cutthroat second half to overtake what appeared an insurmountable deficit and in the end lengthen the membership’s unbeaten begin to 4 video games.

“Speak about effort. At halftime, I saved on reminding them about being outworked. (The Gin Kings) outworked us within the first half, and bullied us within the first half. I simply urged the blokes to play Magnolia basketball … and [my players] responded to my problem,” head coach Chito Victolero stated.


Import Tyler Bey was stable as soon as once more for the Hotshots with 31 factors and 10 rebounds. Jio Jalalon tossed in 15 factors whereas Mark Barroca added 13 into the scoring effort that dealt the gang darlings their first defeat of their bid to maintain the convention title.

The Gin Kings drew 21 factors each from import Tony Bishop Jr. and low season pickup Maverick Ahanmisi. Christian Standhardinger added 13 whereas Japeth Aguilar and Scottie Thompson 12 every in an embarrassing collapse earlier than a gallery crammed principally of their followers.

Ginebra’s 26 factors that evening was the largest lead the Magnolia franchise overcame since pulling out an 86-84 time beyond regulation triumph towards Tim Cone’s Alaska within the 2005-06 Fiesta Convention. Then carrying the Purefoods branding, the membership battled again from 29 factors right down to win the competition.

Magnolia can annex a fifth win towards NLEX on Dec. 1. Barangay Ginebra, in the meantime, has an opportunity to shortly return to the win column when it battles struggling Rain or Shine this coming Friday.

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