Meralco def. Magnolia, 102-98 (PBA) Semis Game 5 | October 13


Photo credit: PBA Images / pba.ph

Meralco Bolts defeated Magnolia Hotshots, 102-98 to trim their deficit to 3-2 in their best-of-7 semis in the 2021 PBA Philippine Cup on Wednesday at the Don Honorio Ventura State University (DHVSU) Gym in Bacolor, Pampanga.

Allein Maliksi topscored for the Bolts with game-high 29 points on 8-of-11 shooting including 7 three-pointers along with 3 rebounds and 2 steals in 37 minutes of play to help Meralco extend the series.

Nard John Pinto with a solid game of 24 points (9/17 FG, 3/8 3PT, 3/3 FT), 5 assists, 2 rebounds and 1 steal while Chris Newsome added 23 points (8/17 FG, 7/8 FT), 6 assists and 5 rebounds.

Semifinal Game 6 is on Friday, October 15 at 6:00pm.



The Scores:

MERALCO 102 - Maliksi 29, Pinto 24, Newsome 23, Almazan 9, Hugnatan 6, Hodge 4, Belo 4, Quinto 3, Jackson 0, Caram 0, Pasaol 0.

MAGNOLIA 98 - Barroca 25, Abueva 19, Sangalang 15, Lee 13, Jalalon 12, Ahanmisi 8, Reavis 6, Corpuz 0, Dionisio 0.

Quarters: 23-33, 45-47, 69-71, 102-98. [FULL GAME STATS]

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