Escape from the Bossing: Hotshots survive close match

In a thrilling PBA Philippine Cup match, the Magnolia Hotshots emerged victorious against Blackwater with a final score of 81-77. The game, held at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium in Manila, saw Mark Barroca leading the Hotshots with an impressive performance of 19 points, five rebounds, three assists, and two steals. Despite a strong rally by Blackwater in the final quarter, Magnolia managed to hold on to their lead, securing their fourth win of the season with a 4-2 record. On the other hand, Blackwater suffered their fifth consecutive loss, dropping to a 3-5 record. Multiple players from both teams showcased their skills, with four Magnolia players reaching double digits in points. The game was tied at 34 at halftime, but Magnolia’s dominant third quarter performance allowed them to break away from their opponents and ultimately secure the win.

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