Star Hotshots eliminate NLEX, enter Semis

Star Hotshots eliminated NLEX Road Warriors in the 2017 PBA Governors Cup and will advance to the Semifinals against either Meralco or Blackwater.

Import Kristofer Acox led Star with 21 points, 12 rebounds and 3 assists. Paul Lee led the locals with 18 points. Ian Sangalang contributed 14.

Marc Pingris with 8 points while Jio Jalalon and Peter June Simon with 7 points each.

In the 1st game, Blackwater stunned No. 1 seed Meralco to force a do-or-die game led by former Star Allein Maliksi.

Scores:
Star Hotshots 89 – Acox 21, Lee 18, Sangalang 14, Pingris 8, Jalalon 7, Simon 7, Brondial 5, Ramos 3, Reavis 2, Barroca 2, Dela Rosa 2, Melton 0.

NLEX 77 – Fuller 16, Mallari 15, Alas 14, Fonacier 9, Quinahan 6, Tiongson 5, Baguio 5, Rios 4, Al-Hussaini 3, Taulava 0, Soyud 0.

Quarters: 23-22, 45-45, 61-63, 89-77.

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