Here are the live scores, updates, and results of the 2021 PBA Philippine Cup between the Magnolia Hotshots and the Blackwater Bossing, scheduled on September 3, 2021, at 12:30 PM.
Magnolia looks to redeem itself by venting its ire on Blackwater.
Given the Philippine Cup’s short schedule in Bacolor, Magnolia Hotshots would have to move on from their stunning loss to the Meralco Bolts.
On Wednesday, the Hotshots appeared to be on their way to a comfortable victory over the Bolts, but they blew a 16-point lead and lost 94-95.
Paul Lee led the way with 21 points, including five three-point conversions. Abueva added 18 points and 14 rebounds, while Jiovani Jalalon and Ian Sangalang each added 12 and 10 points as Magnolia fell to 4-1.
A victory over the Bossing will help Magnolia get over the hump.
On the other hand, Blackwater bowed down to one of the best teams in the 2021 PBA Philippine Cup restart and still undefeated TNT Tropang Giga, 96-76, on Wednesday, September 1.
The Bossing led 43-37 at halftime following a 25-9 second quarter, but TNT immediately squandered any momentum they had going into the third quarter with a big 23-5 run that ended with a Brian Heruela triple at 4:52.
With 3:10 left in the fourth quarter, TNT led by as many as 26 points, 94-68, courtesy to a steal and score by Jayjay Alejandro. And this eventually led to Blackwater’s defeat.
The last time this two teams met, Magnolia ripped Blackwater, 95-80, and captured its sixth consecutive victory to close the elimination round of last year’s PBA bubble.