PBA: Abueva, Lee power Magnolia past TNT

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Oct 05 2022 08:40 PM | Updated as of Oct 05 2022 10:09 PM

Calvin Abueva scored 15 of his 25 points in the payoff period to help Magnolia squeak past Talk 'N Text, 94-92, in the PBA Commissioner's Cup on Wednesday at the Araneta Coliseum.

It was his best game this conference so far where he also brought down 9 rebounds and collected 2 steals, propelling the Hotshots to their third straight victory.

Magnolia is now tied with the Bay Area Dragons on top of the standings.

Serbian import Nick Rakocevic had a double-double of 22 points and 15 rebounds for Magnolia, but he went down with an injury in the final quarter.

Paul Lee, who iced the final scores with two pressure-packed free throws, finished with 16 markers. Mark Barroca had 13.

They ruined Cameron Oliver's 43-point effort for the Texters.

Roger Pogoy and Calvin Oftana added 23 and 12 markers, respectively.

The Scores:

MAGNOLIA 94 – Abueva 25, Rakocevic 22, Lee 16, Barroca 13, Dionisio 9, Corpuz 5, Mendoza 3, Wong 1, Zaldivar 0, Reavis 0, Jalalon 0

TNT 92 – Oliver 43, Pogoy 23, Oftana 12, Montalbo 4, Ganuelas-Rosser 4, Marcelo 3, Alejandro 3, Cruz 0, Tungcab 0, K.Williams 0

QUARTERS: 26-29, 42-54, 62-73, 94-92

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