Paul Lee had a career moment during Magnolia’s game against Blackwater in the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup, Friday night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
The 30-year old guard out of the University of the East became the 92nd member, 24th among active players, of the league’s 5000-point club after scoring 25 points which unfortunately turned out to be for a losing cause as the Elite snapped the Hotshots’ 5-game win streak and derailed the team’s entry into the next round.
Lee, however, bared that he would rather celebrate a win than his recent personal milestone.
“Siyempre, mas importante pa rin yung panalo ngayon. Still sad. Sayang yung games. We know na we can win this game pero siguro hindi napunta sa amin. Try to move on and be ready for our next game,” said the 2nd overall pick in the 2011 rookie draft.
Lee’s scoring outburst was overshadowed by the performance of Roi Sumang who scored 9 of his team’s 20 points in overtime en route to a 104-99 win.
“Si Roi, capable siya sa ganung game. Yun nga lang, hindi kami naging ready sa ganung sitwasyon. We need to learn sa nangyari kanina. I think it’s a good thing na nangyari na ‘yun para kapag dumating uli ‘yung ganung sitwasyon, hindi na mauulit,” said Lee.
Magnolia will be looking to bounce back against Brgy. Ginebra on Sunday, July 7 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.