With import Mike Harris at the lead, Alaska reduced the final 12 minutes into mere garbage time and the Aces cut their series deficit in half, 1-2.
Down 0-2 in the best-of-7 series, Alaska is almost required to come away with a win as the series continues Sunday for Game 3 at the Ynares Center in Antipolo.
Magnolia's two wins so far in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup Finals came under different circumstances.
Still, while the prospect of winning a championship can get anyone excited, it's important for the Hotshots to stay grounded now more than ever.
After getting edged out by Magnolia in Game 2, Alaska now finds itself in a 0-2 hole in the best-of-seven series.
Coach Alex Compton said Alaska will be back at it in no time – if and when they do one thing and one thing alone.
After a forgettable performance in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup Finals, Jio Jalalon is making up for lost time in the 2018 Governors' Cup championship series.
Trailing all game long, the Hotshots found just enough offense late in the fourth to somehow pull this one through.
Just two days after playing his last game for UP, Paul Desiderio has submitted his name to be included in the list of hopefuls in this year's PBA Draft.
Making the PBA D-League even more exciting for next year is the possible entry of heavyweight school-based teams bannered by UAAP champion Ateneo and runner-up UP.