Paul Lee sparks Magnolia beatdown of Kia

first_imgMagnolia’s Paul Lee. PBA IMAGESPaul Lee came alive in the third quarter and so did Magnolia on its way to a 124-77 beatdown of slumping Kia in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Lee scored all of his 13 points in the pivotal third period, where the Hotshots turned a two-point deficit to a 21-point lead, 81-60, entering the final frame.ADVERTISEMENT Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals “This is our first game in the new year so I told my players to start it right,” said Magnolia head coach Chito Victolero. “We just needed to adjust in the second half especially with our defense against McCarthy and their big men. We were out-hustled in the first half so we adjusted. we needed to control their”“We limited them to under 80 points which was our goal. Paul had a good third quarter and that’s when we pulled away, but it also started with our pressure defense by our backcourt led by Mark Barroca,” added Victolero, whose squad improved to 2-1.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkLee came in at the 6:37 mark of the third quarter and immediately went to work. He sank a 3-pointer four seconds later before hitting a tough baseline drive that gave Magnolia a 62-51 lead with 4:47 to go.He went 5-of-5 from the field during that blistering Hotshots’ run, capping off his explosion with a triple for a 79-58 buffer after going 0-of-3 in the first half. LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award 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.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Kia paraded a new head coach in Ricky Dandan but it was the same result for the Picanto, who have now lost 15 straight games dating back to last season which is now the longest losing skid in the league in the last 10 years.Kia’s 37-point defeat also equals the worst loss of the franchise. The team also suffered a 37-point setback, 128-81, four months ago also at the hands of Star in the 2017 Governors’ Cup.JayR Reyes paced Kia, which committed 25 turnovers and only shot 34% from the field, with 12 points and 12 rebounds while Reden celda, Ronald Tubid and Rashawn McCarthy had 11 points apiece.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.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Slaughter’s hot start earns him player of the week nod View commentslast_img

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