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Paul Lee hot shooting sends Magnolia to semis, edges listless Ginebra


Miles Morales

Paul Lee came into the Game 3 of Magnolia-Ginebra quarterfinal series with guns blazing.

Lee scattered 25 points built with 5 triples to lead the Hotshots in an 85-72 victory over the Gin Kings on Wednesday to reach the semifinals of the PBA Philippine Cup.
This was the second straight confernce Magnolia eliminated its archi-rival Ginebra.
It was a close match in the first half that saw the Hotshots held a precarious 42-37 lead.

However, a ferocious run led by Lee stretched the Hotshots lead to 20 to finish the third canto, 70-50.

Ginebra refused to go without a fight and slowly climbed back in the payoff period with Jeff Chan on the helm.
The crowd darling’s run, however, fell short.

Chan topscored for Ginebra with 17 while Japeth Aguilar had 16.

Magnolia will face Rain or Shine in a best-of-seven semifinals affair starting Friday, April 12, at the same venue.