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PBA: Magnolia knocks out Ginebra, nabs last semis berth

first_imgDuterte wants probe of SEA Games mess SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Jeff Chan paced Ginebra with 17 points, while Japeth Aguilar added 16 more. Scottie Thompson had three but corralled 19 boards in the loss.The scores:Magnolia 85 – Lee 25, Barroca 13, Ramos 11, Sangalang 10, Reavis 6, Jalalon 6, Brondial 5, Dela Rosa 4, Melton 3, Herndon 2.Ginebra 72 – Chan 17, Aguilar 16, Devance 12, Slaughter 9, Mercado 8, Tenorio 5, Thompson 3, Dela Cruz 2, Ferrer 0.Quarters: 20-23, 42-37, 70-50, 85-72.ADVERTISEMENT Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles MOST READ Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew The Hotshots are moving on to the semifinals. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines–Relentless offensively and unforgiving on the other end, Magnolia frustrated Barangay Ginebra, 85 -72, to round out the PBA Philippine Cup’s Final Four cast Wednesday night at the Big Dome.Neck-and-neck with their foes in the opening salvo, the Hotshots cranked it up in the second frame behind Paul Lee, who paced the squad with 25 points.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostingcenter_img Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid LATEST STORIES With Final 4 within reach, Tigresses vow to go all out in last 2 games Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess The rest of the Hotshots took turns in the succeeding frames to keep the Gin Kings at bay and earn a race-to-four semifinal clash with Rain or Shine beginning Friday at the same venue.“It’s all God’s will. I don’t know how we survived this conference. I know there’s more but we started at 0-3, we went to 1-4. We started slow, but I’m very proud and happy with the players’ grit and desire to get out of that rut,” said head coach Chito Victolero.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“We’re not the most talented team. But in terms of chemistry, I think we’re number one,” he added. “We weathered a storm.”Mark Barroca scored 13 and Aldrech Ramos 11 to chime in on the effort for the Hotshots. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more