Magnolia thwarts Alaska to draw first blood in PBA finals

December 5, 2018 11:07 AM

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MANILA, Philippines – Magnolia rode on a blistering start and staved off Alaska's valiant fourth-quarter stand en route to a 100-84 Game 1 win in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup finals at the Mall of Asia Arena on Wednesday, December 5.

Romeo Travis delivered 29 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists while Mark Barroca stabilized the ship in cruchtime as the Hotshots drew first blood in the best-of-seven finals affair.

The Hotshots saw their huge 21-point lead trimmed to just 8 points midway through the 4th quarter, 76-84, but Barroca restored order by scoring or assisting on their next 9 points for a 95-78 advantage with two minutes left.


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