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HIGHLIGHTS: Magnolia vs TNT – 2021 PBA Philippine Cup Finals Game 1

Delfin Dioquino
HIGHLIGHTS: Magnolia vs TNT – 2021 PBA Philippine Cup Finals Game 1

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TNT seeks to end a six-year title drought, while Magnolia eyes to finally capture the elusive PBA Philippine Cup crown

The battle for the PBA Philippine Cup championship is now down to two teams as TNT and Magnolia clash in a best-of-seven finals starting on Wednesday, October 20.

Back in the all-Filipino finals after falling short to Barangay Ginebra last season, the Tropang Giga will try to get the job done this time in an attempt to end a six-year title drought.

TNT backed up the hype surrounding the team following the return of coach Chot Reyes and the acquisition of super rookie Mikey Williams as the squad dethroned Ginebra in the quarterfinals and surviving San Miguel in the semifinals.

Meanwhile, the Hotshots are hell-bent on capturing the elusive Philippine Cup crown after back-to-back runner-up finishes in 2018 and 2019.

With Best Player of the Conference frontrunner Calvin Abueva on board, Magnolia reached the finals for the first time in two years after sweeping Rain or Shine in the quarterfinals and thwarting Meralco in the semifinals.

Game 1 tips off at 6 pm.

– Rappler.com

Delfin Dioquino

Delfin Dioquino dreamt of being a PBA player, but he did not have the skills to make it. So he pursued the next best thing to being an athlete – to write about them. He took up journalism at the University of Santo Tomas and joined Rappler as soon as he graduated in 2017.