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Lee wants no letup from Hotshots

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
06:38 PM January 16, 2017
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Star couldn’t have landed in a more complicated spot in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup standings.

After a resounding 88-77 victory over TNT Sunday, the Hotshots lodged themselves in a five-way tie with Ginebra, Alaska, Phoenix, and the KaTropa, who all have 4-4 records.

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And to get out of the logjam, shooting guard Paul Lee has one simple solution.

“Kailangan lang naming gawin ang trabaho namin (We just have to do our jobs),” said Lee at Smart Araneta Coliseum.

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Lee had 10 points in the victory on 3-of-11 shooting but his low scoring output wasn’t much of a problem for the Hotshots as it was their defense that ultimately catapulted them to victory.

Star allowed TNT to a respectable 40 percent shooting, 28-of-70, but it was the Hotshots’ defense on the three-point area that was impressive as the KaTropa converted just seven of their 26 attempts.

The Hotshots also forced TNT to commit 21 turnovers.

“Ayusin lang namin ang spacing namin and magiging maganda ang mga resulta namin (We just have to fix our spacing and we will get the results we want),” said Lee.

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