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Alaska ties finals vs Magnolia with win in physical Game 4

Mike Harris showed why he was named the Best Import of the Conference. Dennis Acosta
By Ivan Saldajeno

QUEZON CITY--After a tightly-contested Game 4 in terms of physicality, we have a PBA Governors' Cup Finals series.

Alaska completely evaporated Magnolia's 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series with a 90-76 win at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on Wednesday night.

Mike Harris lived up to his Best Import hype 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 in particular along with three rebounds and three blocks for Alaska, which made sure that a Game 6 will be played at the Ynares Center in Antipolo 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 just 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".

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