Hotshots repulse Road Warriors anew, take 2-1 semis series edge

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Magnolia continued to find ways to offset its manpower problems, making it two in a row over NLEX with a 106-99 decision on Thursday in their PBA Philippine Cup semi-finals series at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Jio Jalalon continued his atonement for a dismal Game 1 performance with a career-high 25 points, Ian Sangalang sustained his fine plays with a new playoff high 24 markers and the rest of the Hotshots did their part in taking a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven duel.

Magnolia tries to ride the momentum in Game 4 Friday at the Mall of Asia Arena and coach Chito Victolero said his team must reprise their fine play that started with a 99-84 win last Tuesday.

“Again it’s all about team effort, sustaining the aggressiveness, energy and intensity. Iyun naman ang gameplan namin, na kahit papaano madala namin sa Game 3,” stated Victolero after his side again made do minus the injured Marc Pingris and Justin Melton.

“Thankful dahil iyung guards namin and big men nag-step up in this game, especially Ian and Rafi (Reavis) on both ends.”

The scores:

Magnolia 106 – Jalalon 25, Sangalang 24, Dela Rosa 17, Lee 14, Ramos 7, Simon 7, Barroca 6, Herndon 4, Reavis 2, Brondial 0, Pascual 0.

NLEX 99 – Ravena 20, Alas 15, Quinahan 13, Miranda 11, Fonacier 10, Mallari 9, Al-Hussaini 8, Gotladera 6, Tiongson 3, Taulava 2, Baguio 2.

Quarters: 24-27, 53-51, 79-78, 106-99.

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