PBA: Magnolia silences doubters by dragging its way to Final

Paul Lintag on Apr 28, 2019 10:25 PM
Magnolia silences doubters by dragging its way to Finals
Now, Magnolia is back in the Philippine Cup Finals to have another chance of dethroning the mighty San Miguel Beer.

After winning the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup, Magnolia’s All-Filipino campaign was trying, to say the least.

The Hotshots started the season 0-3. They scrapped their way to make the quarterfinals.

Once in the playoffs, Magnolia was down 0-1 to Ginebra in a best-of-3 series. The Hotshots again scrapped their way to advance.

In the semifinals, Magnolia was down 0-2 to Rain or Shine before the Hotshots scrapped their way to an overtime win in Game 7.

Now, Magnolia is back in the Philippine Cup Finals to have another chance of dethroning the mighty San Miguel Beer.

Down 17 in the second half of Game 7, the Hotshots kept their composure and slowly made their way back.

In the end, it’s the same composure that allowed them to get some timely baskets to eke out a tough win.

“Very proud sa grupo, sa buong team, sa buong coaching staff. Makikita mo kung nandoon ka sa huddle namin, noong down big kami, kahit isang player or coaching staff walang naging negative. So yun yung napag-usapan namin na from the start, bago pumunta dito sa game na ito, kahit anong mangyari kung magiging down tayo or magiging up tayo walang negative muna puro positive muna,” Lee said.

“So sa tingin ko yun ang nagdala ng kumpyansa sa amin kaya kami nakabalik,” he added.

 

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