Here are the live scores, updates, and results of the 2020 PBA Philippine Cup between the Magnolia Hotshots and the NorthPort Batang Pier, scheduled on November 8, 2020, at 4 PM.
Paul Lee came through with another big-time performance, nearly outscoring the entire Rain or Shine team in the first half and himself delivering the crucial blows to finish off the Elasto Painters in a crucial face-off.
Lee exploded for 31 points, including 21 in the first half and in their last four, as Magnolia stretched its hot streak to four games with a 70-62 win over Rain or Shine to close in on an outright playoff entry in the PBA bubble.
Lee fired three triples and went 6-of-6 from the stripe to highlight his 31-point game, also marked by five rebounds and two assists in another heckuva game, personally beating ROS.
The Hotshots improved to 5-4 while the Elasto Painters dropped to 4-4.
Meanwhile, with NorthPort Batang Pier’s defeat over the Alaska Aces, 102-94, the latter was handed the fourth playoff ticket in the PBA bubble.
Big men Abu Tratter and Rodney Brondial were too much for Christian Standhardinger and the rest of the Batang Pier, as both submitted 16 points each.
NorthPort’s Christian Standhardinger came through with a career-high 39 points for his team in a losing effort.