TNT def. Magnolia, 88-70 (PBA) Finals Game 1 | October 20

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TNT Tropang GIGA defeated Magnolia Hotshots, 88-70 to take a 1-0 lead in their best-of-7 series in the 2021 PBA Philippine Cup Finals on Wednesday at the Don Honorio Ventura State University (DHVSU) Gym in Bacolor, Pampanga.

Rookie Mikey Williams led TNT with a double-double performance of 21 points (8/15 FG, 5/6 3PT), 10 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals in 28 minutes of play. JP Erram with a solid game of 14 points on 6-of-9 shooting along with 7 boards, 3 blocks and an assist while veteran Kelly Williams added 10 points (4/7 FG, 2/2 3PT), 6 rebounds, 3 assists and 1 steal.

TNT spoiled Jackson Corpuz' double-double performance of 12 points (3/6 FG, 6/8 FT), 11 rebounds, one assist and 1 block. Paul Lee added 12 points on 3-of-12 shooting 2 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 block while Calvin Abueva finished with 11 points (3/11 FG, 0/2 3PT), 11 rebounds and 1 block. TNT shot 35/82 or 42% from the field including a 11-of-31 shooting from downtown and went 7-of-15 from the free throw line and committed 19 turnovers in the contest (Magnolia - 20/73 FG, 4/20 3PT, 26/44 FT, 28TO).

Finals Game 2 is on Friday, October 22 at 6:00pm.



The Scores:

TNT 88 - M. Williams 21, Erram 14, K. Williams 10, Rosario 8, Montalbo 7, Pogoy 7, Mendoza 6, Khobuntin 5, Marcelo 4, Reyes 3, Alejandro 2, Castro 1, Exciminiano 0, Javier 0, Heruela 0.

MAGNOLIA 70 - Lee 12, Corpuz 12, Abueva 11, Dela Rosa 7, Sangalang 5, Ahanmisi 5, Barroca 4, De Leon 4, Capobres 4, Jalalon 3, Pascual 2, Brill 1, Melton 0, Reavis 0.

Quarters: 24-14, 53-34, 74-48, 88-70. [FULL GAME STATS]

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