The Star Hotshots move within one win of the Philippine Cup finals with a win over Barangay Ginebra
SHOOTING STARS. The Star Hotshots pulled out a big win in Game 5 to push Ginebra to the brink. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler
MANILA, Philippines -Rafi Reavis exploded for a double-double as the Star Hotshots hacked a 89-80 victory against Barangay Ginebra in Game 5 of the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals on Friday, February 17 at the Mall of Asia Arena.
The Hotshots started to pull away in the third quarter, stretching the lead by as much as 17 on 47% shooting from the field.
Rafi Reavis listed a double-double night, anchoring his team with 17 points to go with 13 boards.
With the win, Star now claims a twice-to-beat advantage in the series after dropping two straight against the Gin Kings.
Game 6 of the Manila Clasico semis will happen on Sunday, February 19 at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum. – Rappler.com