Magnolia Hotshots Moves on to The Finals as Phoenix Ran Out of Gas

Magnolia Hotshots Moves on to The Finals as Phoenix Ran Out of Gas

In a gripping showdown, the Magnolia Chicken Timplados Hotshots secured their place in the PBA 48th Season Commissioner’s Cup Finals by defeating the Phoenix Super LPG Fuel Masters with a final score of 89-79. The victory in Game Four at the Mall of Asia Arena showcased the Hotshots’ resilience and determination to advance to the championship stage.

Despite facing challenges, including injuries, the Magnolia Hotshots, led by the remarkable performance of Mark Barroca, managed to seal the win. Barroca, playing through discomfort in his right hamstring, showcased his grit by contributing 21 points, with an impressive 12 points coming in the opening period, setting the tone for the team.

Tyler Bey played a crucial role with a standout 20-20 performance, accompanied by four assists, two steals, and a block, further boosting the Hotshots’ efforts in securing the victory.

Throughout the series, the Fuel Masters consistently attempted comebacks from double-digit deficits, displaying their resilience. However, in the critical moments of Game Four, the Magnolia Hotshots held firm, ultimately securing their place in the finals.

The upcoming championship series promises an intense showdown, as the Magnolia Hotshots are set to face the San Miguel Beermen in a best-of-seven battle. Fans can expect a thrilling clash of basketball prowess and team dynamics as both teams vie for the coveted PBA Commissioner’s Cup title.