Magnolia beats San Miguel but still falls to No. 7

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names MOST READ “Going into the playoffs it’s a good game and a good victory for us. We know it’s not easy to go into the playoffs. We encountered a lot of challenges, injuries and import changes,” said Magnolia head coach Chito Victolero in Filipino.It wasn’t the result Magnolia desired but Victolero was still pleased to take the victory.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“It was still a good last game for us because we’re able to get our character. It’s always good to win so we can’t say we’re not happy because we won. We tried to achieve winning by 14 points but this win allows us to have momentum going into the playoffs.”The Hotshots led by as much as eight, 90-82, but the Beermen managed to keep them in a safe distance. Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Froome starts pursuit of 5th Tour de France title Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Wayne Chism powered Magnolia with 21 points and 14 rebounds while Ian Sangalang also posted a double-double with 14 points and 13 rebounds. Paul Lee also scored 14.Renaldo Balkman had a game-high 31 points while June Mar Fajardo added18 points and 12 rebounds for the Beermen.The quarterfinals begin on Monday at Smart Araneta Coliseum with a pair of best-of-three duels. No. 3 TNT takes on San Miguel in the first game before No. 4 Meralco faces Barangay Ginebra in the main game.The other quarterfinals match-ups start on Tuesday with No. 1 Rain or Shine clashing with GlobalPort and Alaska locking horns with Magnolia.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil PBA IMAGESMagnolia beat San Miguel Beer, 101-97, Saturday night but the victory wasn’t enough to avoid being in a tough spot heading into the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup quarterfinals.The Hotshots needed to win by at least 14 points for them not to slip into seventh place and be in a twice-to-win disadvantage against No. 2 Alaska in the first round of the playoffs. ADVERTISEMENT ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins View commentslast_img read more