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TNT bounces back from tough loss vs. NLEX with ripping of Magnolia

RR Pogoy responded for TNT in a quiet night for Jalen Hudson. PBA Images
By Ivan Saldajeno

ANTIPOLO—TNT recovered from a stunning loss to NLEX with a 93-85 win against Magnolia in their PBA Governors' Cup battle on Friday night at the Ynares Center here.

Just like in their previous game against the Road Warriors, the Tropang Giga nearly blew a huge lead again, but this time, the Hotshots fell short as the PLDT franchise successfully closed out the Purefoods club.

Down 66-82 with 9:04 left, Magnolia banked on the hot shooting of Paul Lee and went on a 15-1 run to cut the lead down to two, 83-81, with 4:57 remaining.

However, TNT responded with a 10-2 run to extend the lead again to 10 and eventually seal the win.

RR Pogoy led the Tropang Giga, who moved up to 3-1, with 20 points, five rebounds, three assists, and three steals, while Jalen Hudson, Mikey Williams, and Calvin Oftana each added 14 points with the latter grabbing 10 rebounds too.

Lee finished with 24 points, seven rebounds, and two assists for the Hotshots, who dropped to 0-2.

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