Here are the live scores, updates, and results of the 2020 PBA Philippine Cup between the Northport Batang Pier and the Magnolia Hotshots scheduled on October 30, 2020, at 4:00 PM.
In its previous match against the cellar-dweller Terrafirma Dyip, Northport made a crucial three-point binge down the stretch from unlikely sources to finally notch their first win in the PBA bubble.
The 24th pick in the last PBA rookie draft, Renzo Subido and Kelly Nabong, also played a stellar role, teamed up in a key display of three-point shooting to lead the Batang Pier to their breakthrough triumph. Subido made a sudden explosion, erupting for three treys plus a three-point play in the last five minutes of the game. Nabong, on the other hand, stepped up, going 4-of-6 from the arc to highlight an 18-point, eight-rebound game.
Subido and Nabong, from a 92-88 count, combined for four straight treys to get NorthPort over the hump while leaving Terrafirma (0-4) as the lone winless team in the bubble tourney.
Meanwhile, Magnolia shook the Barangay Ginebra, 102-92, last Sunday (October 25).
Jackson Corpuz scored 16 of his 20 points in the first half to help keep the Hotshots in the game, while Chris Banchero joined hands with the team veterans in one surge after another in the second half capped by a 10-0 run that gave them a safe 102-89 spread.
As a result, Magnolia cut short a three-game slide, improved its record to 2-4.