Tyler Bey keeps TNT at bay as Magnolia starts PBA Season 48 with win

Tyler Bey had a 30-20 in his PBA debut. Kennelf Monteza
By Ivan Saldajeno

QUEZON CITY—Tyler Bey scored crucial inside baskets down the stretch as Magnolia held on to a 110-102 win against TNT at the start of the PBA's 48th season on Sunday night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

With the Tropang Giga knocking on the Hotshots' door, Bey kept his opponents at bay in the end as he dominated the shaded lane for clutch shots.

Bey began his late brilliance by draining a layup with two and a half minutes left, and then he scored on two dunks, including a putback jam with 24.2 seconds left that iced the game for Magnolia.

Bey finished with 31 points, 20 rebounds, one assist, and three steals, while Mark Barroca added 19 points, three rebounds, and three assists for the Hotshots, who have now won 12 straight games dating back to the preseason PBA on Tour event.

Ian Sangalang had nine points, eight rebounds, and two assists in his first game back from his sickness.

Quincy Miller made 37 points, 14 rebounds, one assist, two blocks, and four steals, while Calvin Oftana added 28 points, four rebounds, five assists, three steals, and one block for the Tropang Giga, who fell for the third straight time in all competitions in regular season play including back-to-back losses to the Chiba Jets in the EASL.

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