ALASKA-MAGNOLIA PBA FINALS DOWN TO BEST OF 3
MANILA — After a tightly-contested Game 4 in terms of physicality, the PBA Governors’ Cup Finals is down to a best-of-three series.
Alaska completely evaporated Magnolia’s 2-0 lead in their best-of-seven series with a 90-76 win at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City on Wednesday night.
Mike Harris lived up to his Best Import reputation as he put up a 30-20 game to lead the Aces in tying up the series at two wins apiece.
But all it took for them was a 23-10 second quarter to blow the game wide open before holding off the Hotshots in the end.
Harris put up 34 points and 21 rebounds along with three blocks for Alaska, which made sure that a Game 6 will be played at the Ynares Center in Antipolo City next Wednesday.
Chris Banchero, despite engaging in a tough battle against Mark Barroca, chipped in 17 markers, six rebounds, and five assists.
Romeo Travis, despite suffering a cut between his eyes, made 29 points, 13 boards, four dimes, and three swats for Magnolia.
Paul Lee, the recently-crowned Best Player of the Conference, contributed 14 points, eight caroms, and two dimes.
Game 5 will be played on Friday back at “The Big Dome”. (PNA)
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