Magnolia bounces back strong with 47-point demolition of unconventional KIA

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Magnolia has KIA’s number.

Additional proof to this fact is the Hotshots’ 124-77 thrashing of the Picanto Wednesday, the latest in a series of brutal beat downs by the former of the latter.

Everything fell into place for Magnolia in the second half as it joined idle NLEX and Phoenix at third-running spot on a 2-1 slate following the PBA Philippine Cup game at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

It all started in the third quarter, where the Hotshots outscored the Picanto, 34-11, to raze a 47-49 halftime deficit and go into the final canto with an 81-60 spread.

It was all downhill for Kia and new coach Ricky Dandan from there as Magnolia led by as much as 117-75 with the damage inflicted by the Hotshots’ relievers.

In the end, the 47-point winning margin equaled the worst loss in Kia franchise history which Magnolia, then known as Star, dealt in the last Governors Cup.

Three of the Picanto’s worst losses are now actually to the same team, including a 37-point drubbing in last season’s Philippine Cup.

The scores:

MAGNOLIA 124 – Melton 23, Sangalang 21, Herndon 14, Lee 13, Simon 11, Jalalon 11, Ramos 7, Gamalinda 6, Pingris 6, Barroca 4, Pascual 4, Dela Rosa 2, Brondial 2.

KIA 77 – Reyes 12, McCarthy 11, Celda 11, Tubid 11, Corpuz 9, Yee 6, Khobuntin 5, Paniamogan 5, Jamon 3, Caperal 2, Sara 2, Camson 0, Ababou 0, Galanza 0.

Quarters: 22-22, 49-47, 81-60, 124-77.


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