LIVE UPDATES: PBA Finals Game 3 San Miguel vs Magnolia

LIVE UPDATES: San Miguel vs Magnolia PBA Finals Game 3

/ Updated as of: 11:54 PM February 07, 2024

PBA Finals Game 3 February 7 schedule 

Smart Araneta Coliseum

7:30 p.m. San Miguel Beermen vs Magnolia Hotshots

PBA Finals: Barroca delivers on both ends for Magnolia in crucial win

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Mark Barroca leads Magnolia Hotshots’ attack in PBA Finals Game 3 against Sam Miguel Beermen. –MARLO CUETO/

MANILA, Philippines—Mark Barroca has been one of the leaders for Magnolia for as long as one can remember.


So in one of the most important games of the season, Barroca showed why he’s trusted by the Hotshots by powering them to an 88-80 victory over San Miguel in Game 3 of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals at Araneta Coliseum on Wednesday.

When coach Chito Victolero needed it the most, the veteran guard top-scored for Magnolia with 20 points, six assists, four rebounds and two steals to avoid going down 0-3 at the hands of the Beermen.


Video: San Miguel’s CJ Perez after the Game 3 loss

Video: Scenes at the dugout after PBA Finals Game 3

Video: Magnolia’s Mark Barroca and coach Chito Victolero after Game 3 win

PBA Finals: Magnolia beats San Miguel in Game 3 to trim series deficit

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Aris Dionisio and Mark Barroca lead the Magnolia Hotshots’ late attack in the PBA Finals Game 3. –MARLO CUETO/

MANILA, Philippines–Magnolia is now on the board in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals after putting out an 88-80 victory over San Miguel Beer on Wednesday, trimming its deficit in the series to 2-1 at Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Mark Barroca anchored the offensive attack, Aris Dionisio knocked down key outside shots and the Hotshots leaned on their trademark grindout effort on the defensive end to get back in the championship tussle after dropping the first two games.

PBA Finals Game 3 Live: San Miguel vs Magnolia

PBA chief reminds Calvin Abueva of past suspension after Game 2 antics

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San Miguel big man Mo Tautuaa, left, and Magnolia forward Calvin Abueva during Game 2 of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals.–MARLO CUETO/

MANILA, Philippines—PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial jogged Calvin Abueva’s memory to teach him a lesson in Game 2 of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals.

Right before the tip-off for Game 3 at Araneta Coliseum on Wednesday, Marcial met with members of the media to bare his conversation with Abueva after his antics on Sunday merited him a whopping P100,000 fine for mocking San Miguel coach Jorge Gallent’s eyesight disability.

According to the commissioner,  he reminded the Magnolia swingman about his lengthy indefinite ban from the PBA that stemmed from several incidents.

PBA Finals: Beermen focused on more important goal

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San Miguel Beermen in the PBA Finals against Magnolia Hotshots. –MARLO CUETO/

San Miguel will try to set a new team mark and move closer to rewriting another on Wednesday when it battles Magnolia once again in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals.

And yet, no one in the team seems to be interested in talking about a franchise record 12th straight win with a victory in their 7:30 p.m. Game 3 encounter at Smart Araneta Coliseum—with that same win moving the Beermen closer to a record-extending 29th league title.

PBA Finals: San Miguel’s ‘Martilyo Gang’ shows worth in Game 2

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San Miguel Beermen’s Jericho Cruz in the PBA Finals Game 2. –MARLO CUETO/

MANILA, Philippines—San Miguel Beermen may not run out of names they call themselves soon, and rightfully so.

Jericho Cruz, who’s part of the Beermen’s second unit, admitted that other than the “Death 15” moniker that coach Jorge Gallent gave them, they have another term for San Miguel’s bench.

Inside that “Death 15” lies the “Martilyo (hammer) Gang.” Don’t get it twisted–it’s not a heinous gang that does its crime with hammers.

Calvin Abueva fined for mocking gesture in PBA Finals Game 2

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San Miguel big man Mo Tautuaa, left, and Magnolia forward Calvin Abueva during Game 2 of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals.–MARLO CUETO/

MANILA, Philippines—Magnolia’s Calvin Abueva has been fined P100,000 for his mocking gesture towards San Miguel coach Jorge Gallent in Game 2 of the PBA  Finals.

On Tuesday, the PBA released a statement saying Abueva has been penalized after violating a league rule which stated that “any person who offends the dignity of any person on account of ‘physical disability’ shall be subject to a fine not lower than P100,000.”

Down 0-2, Magnolia faces Abueva absence in PBA Finals Game 3

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Magnolia Hotshots’ Calvin Abueva in the PBA Finals Game 3. –MARLO CUETO/

In a huddle with reporters just by the team’s dugout, Magnolia head coach Chito Victolero on Sunday night identified a laundry list of issues his charges have to address to make their PBA Finals series with San Miguel truly competitive.

“We need to do a better job finding better shots,” he said with a long face on the heels of a 109-85 Game 2 beatdown at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. “We need to fix our transition defense also because they had so many threes, especially in the first quarter.”

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