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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