MANILA, Philippines – NLEX Road Warriors rides on Ravena’s in the final period to even the semi-final series at 2 apiece against Magnolia Hotshots (91-79) in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup at the Mall of Asia Arena on March 16, 2018.
Kiefer Ravena led NLEX to their game 4 victory: Photo by PBA Images
Kiefer Ravena caught on fire in the final quarter pouring his 11points to lead NLEX Road Warriors with 20 points to go with 5 assist and 3 rebounds.
LEX only leading by (41-39) at the half before they countered with a 14-0 run in the third quarter (55-39). Magnolia once trim the lead into a single digit (71-62) halfway mark in the final period, but NLEX forced another 11-3 run highlighted a pair of trey by Alex Mallari and Larry Fonacier securing their biggest lead (82-65) to separate Magnolia in the final 5 minute frame.
Only Kevin Alas had a double figure for the NLEX Starters with 13 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Jr Quinahan and Larry Fonacier also finished in double figure off the bench with 14 points and 10 points respectively.
Ian Sangalang led Magnolia in double-double performance with 15 points and 14 rebounds. Mark Barroca and Paul Lee also added with 11 points each.
The semi-final series is now on best of 3 opposite to San Miguel on the other semifinal series with a 3-1 advantage
Total Lead Changes: 5
Total Deadlock: 3
Biggest Lead: 17pts (NLEX)
Biggest Lead: 3pts (Magnolia)
NLEX (91) — Ravena 20, Quiñahan 14, Alas 13, Fonacier 10, Baguio 9, Soyud 9, Rios 5, Tiongson 5, Mallari 4, Al-Hussaini 2, Miranda 0, Taulava 0
MAGNOLIA (79) — Sangalang 15, Barroca 11, Lee 11, Jalalon 10, Dela Rosa 9, Ramos 9, Simon 6, Reavis 4, Gamalinda 2, Pascual 2, Brondial 0, Herndon 0, Melton 0, Mendoza 0
First Quarter: NLEX (25-20)
Second Quarter: (16-19)
Third Quarter: (28-20)
Fourth Quarter: (22-20) Magnolia
Game 5 of the series will be on March 18, 2018 (Saturday) at Ynares Center in Antipolo.