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Lethal weapon: Paul Lee nails winner as Magnolia escapes Alaska for 3-2 lead

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 09:48 PM December 14, 2018

MANILA, Philippines—Paul Lee delivered in the clutch and lifted Magnolia past Alaska, 79-78, to move a win away from the PBA Governors’ Cup crown Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.

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Lee recovered the ball after Mike Harris denied Romeo Travis at the rim and the six-foot shooting guard calmly drilled the baseline jumper with 1.3 seconds left in the clock.

Harris had a chance to win the game for the Aces but his jumper came up short against the outstretched arms of Travis.

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And Harris’ shot wasn’t the only chance the Aces had to win the game.

Holding a 76-75 lead, Kevin Racal and Jake Pascual missed back-to-back layups and that allowed Lee to find Ian Sangalang for a transition layup.

Sangalang, who finished with a team-high 20 points, converted his three-point play to give the Hotshots a 77-76 lead with 18.7 seconds to play.

Marky Barroca and Jio Jalalon added 14 and 13 points, respectively, while Lee finished with 11 points and 10 boards.

Harris had a game-high 28 points and 20 rebounds for the Aces.

Game 6 is on Wednesday at Ynares Center in Antipolo.

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