Jio's tremendous focus after taking bad hit helps Magnolia advance to Finals

Paul Lintag on Mar 20, 2018 10:53 PM
Jio's focus after taking bad hit helps Magnolia to advance
Jalalon took an arm to the face after he was challenged by Quinahan just as he was going for a layup.

Jio Jalalon looked like he was done for Game 6 after he went down late in the first half following an accidental hit from JR Quinahan.

Jalalon took an arm to the face after he was challenged by Quinahan just as he was going for a layup.

Quinahan was ejected after a flagrant foul penalty 2 and Jio was down on the floor for a couple of minutes and was left with a bloodied face.

Still, Jalalon stayed in the game and ended up finishing with 11 points, five rebounds, and 13 assists, helping the Hotshots advance to the Finals after a 4-2 semifinal series win over the Road Warriors.

"Pagkatapos nung tinamaan ako, nag-focus na lang ako sa game kasi kailangan namin to eh. Mahirap na pag di namin nakuha to, baka kami pa yung ma-pressure pagdating sa Game 7," Jio said.

"Nakuha namin yung Game 6, nagpapasalamat kami kay Lord kasi binigyan niya kami ng blessings," he added.

Finally getting over their semis hump, the Hotshots now turn their attention to San Miguel Beer, the reigniing three-time champions.

Jalalon knows its going to be a gargantuan task but he's ready to work to earn his first major championship.

"Hindi ko masabi kung paano namin makuha to, siguro pagtrabahuhan natin. Kasi hindi natin basta-basta matatalo San Miguel, alam niyo naman, malakas talaga sila," Jalalon said.

"Pero lima lang din naman maglalaro so pagtrabahuhan talaga namin," he added.

 


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