PBA: Rakocevic fires 45 points as Magnolia beats Terrafirma


Posted at Sep 28 2022 05:36 PM | Updated as of Sep 28 2022 08:01 PM

MANILA -- (UPDATED) Nick Rakocevic exploded for 45 points to lift Magnolia to a big 100-92 win over Terrafirma in the PBA Commissioner's Cup on Wednesday.

Magnolia's import from Serbia also brought down 25 rebounds to go with his 2 assists and 2 blocks.

The Hotshots led by as much as 15 points, but found itself trailing, 88-86, as the Dyip patiently chipped away the lead.

Lester Prosper's conversion gave Terrafirma a 92-91 cushion but Paul Lee knocked down a triple to regain the lead for the Hotshots, 95-93.

Jio Jalalon and Rakocevic then closed it out for Magnolia for their first win in the conference.

Jalalon finished with 12 points, 7 assists, and 6 rebounds, while Ian Sangalang added 10 markers Magnolia.

Prosper's 41-point, 19-boar effort all went to naught as the Dyip fell to 0-2.


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