Paul Lee leading the charge for the surging Hotshots


Fresh from his stint with Team Pilipinas in two international tournaments, Paul Lee returned to Magnolia in fighting form as evidenced by back-to-back strong performances this past week.

The “Angas ng Tondo” averaged 25 points, 3.5 assists, 3.5 steals and 2.5 rebounds to grab the Cignal-PBA Press Corps Player of the Week for the period of Sept. 24-30.

The 29-year-old Lee presided over Magnolia’s frenetic offensive against his former team Rain or Shine to post a runaway 92-76 win last Wednesday.

Lee finished with all-around numbers of 22 points, seven assists, four steals and two rebounds, while lacing his performance with three triples against the Elasto Painters.

The former PBA Rookie of the Year upped the ante of his game four days later, including the game-winning basket to lift Magnolia to a cliffhanging 109-108 win over San Miguel Beer on Sunday.

Lee, who played in the Jakarta Asian Games and the FIBA World Cup Asian qualifiers last month, led the Pambansang Manok Hotshots with 28 points, spiked by two triples.

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