MANILA, Philippines – Things turned bloody early in the Magnolia-Kia clash as Marc Pingris was left with a busted lip following a collision with Jackson Corpuz.
Pingris caught the ball at the post with 7:35 left in the first quarter when Corpuz went after the rock but instead got a bit of the veteran forward's face.
The impact caused a cut on Pingris' upper lip as he walked on the court with blood dripping on his face and his jersey. He was taken out into the locker room to get patched up before returning to action in the second quarter.
Pingris finished the game with 6 points, 4 rebounds and two assists.
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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.