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Calvin Abueva scores a winner as Magnolia beats NorthPort


Calvin Abueva scored on a buzzer-beater as Magnolia Pambansang Manok Hotshots defeated NorthPort Batang Pier, 90-89, in the 2021 PBA Philippine Cup on Friday at the Don Honorio Ventura State University Gym in Bacolor, Pampanga.

Trailing 89-88 following a basket by Batang Pier’s Kevin Ferrer, Abueva spins round the defense of the Batang Pier before pulling off a short jumper at the buzzer.

Abueva finished the match with 15 points, five rebounds and four assists as the Hotshots punched a ticket to the quarterfinals with 7-3 win-loss slate.

Ian Sangalang led the Hotshots with 26 points, including several crucial baskets in the endgame, Paul Lee added 13 markers, while Rome de la Rosa and Andy Mark Barroca had 10 each.