February 28, 2024

In Photos: Hotshots got the style and substance in strong Finals response

In Photos: Hotshots got the style and substance in strong Finals response
Photos (c) Sherwin Vardeleon
And just like that, we have a series.

 

Call it the law of averages catching up to San Miguel, or an extra day of rest benefitting a weary Magnolia, but the Hotshots finally got one at the expense of the Beermen to make the PBA Season 48 Commissioner’s Cup a proper fight.

 

Magnolia took the fight to San Miguel in Game 3, leading by as many as 16 points in a slam dunk response after the Beermen looked invincible in taking their 2-0 lead.

 

If you somehow missed this banger of a game, hopefully these shots help guide you through per usual.


It all starts with one for these Magnolia Hotshots.


Slam dunk response.


Aris Dionisio comes up with a conference-high 11 points in a game that like saved Magnolia's tournament. Tough.


In Game 3 of the Finals, Bennie Boatwright took his first L in the PBA. He was 9-0 to start.


The gameday started with a hug with San Miguel coach Jorge Gallent, and it ended with a Magnolia win. Are things leaning on the good side now for Calvin Abueva?


20-piece for Mark Barroca to lead all Hotshots in scoring. Chicken na chicken.


A Predator on the prowl. See you all in Game 4.