League-leader Magnolia escapes Blackwater for 5th straight win

Magnolia made it five in a row after escaping a late Blackwater rally, 78-72, Friday in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup at Mall of Asia Arena. Ian Sangalang drilled the go-ahead 15-footer with 55.1 seconds left give the Hotshots a 74-72 lead and stopping the bleeding for his side after Mac Belo commandeered a 14-2 run to knot the score at 72. Belo, however, committed a backcourt violation in theensuing which gave Magnolia another chance to seal the game. Blackwater still got another shot after Mike DiGregorio secured a huge stop in the final 20 seconds, but Nard Pinto could not convert on his potential game-tying layup. Jio Jalalon and Justin Melton iced the game at the free ...Keep on reading: League-leader Magnolia escapes Blackwater for 5th straight win

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