Magnolia is just two successes from its first finals appearance since the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup subsequent to taking a 2-0 lead against Meralco
Paul Lee and Magnolia have held onto control of their PBA Philippine Cup elimination rounds series against Meralco.
Lee dropped 28 focuses, his second-most noteworthy yield of the meeting, as the Hotshots whipped the Bolts in a 92-78 success to nail a 2-0 lead in awesome of-seven issue on Wednesday, October 6.
To exacerbate the situation for Meralco, it is at risk for losing one of its critical pinions after enormous man Raymond Almazan left in the second from last quarter with a hurt foot and stayed away forever.
In any case, for Lee, this present time isn't the perfect open door to settle for the status quo, regardless of whether Magnolia is just two triumphs from its first finals appearance since the 2019 Philippine Cup.
"Obviously we like our possibilities," Lee said in a blend of Filipino and English. "In any case, we as a whole realize this Meralco group and what they are prepared to do."
"It is dependent upon us on the off chance that we truly need to arrive at the finals."
The Hotshots star realizes no lead is protected in the end of the season games as he took in the most difficult way possible in the 2019 every single Filipino last.
Magnolia secured a 3-2 finals lead against San Miguel, a success away from denying the Beermen their fifth consecutive Philippine Cup crown, however neglected to take care of business subsequent to dropping the last two games.
Early season finisher exits followed for the Hotshots, who didn't make it past the quarterfinals in the resulting three gatherings.
"We would prefer not to guarantee it yet. We need to take it each game in turn," said the previous Best Player of the Conference.
Magnolia hopes to push Meralco to the edge as it goes for a directing 3-0 lead in Game 3 on Friday, October 8.