Pacquiao scores 42, Team MPBL gets back at Dubai 5

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    DUBAI. — Sen. Manny Pacquiao sustained his fiery form as Team Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Executives got back at Dubai All Stars-DJMC 107-101 on Saturday night at the close of the MPBL Dubai Invasion 2019 showpiece at the Hamdan Sports Complex.

    A night after scoring 35 points in a 99-96 setback, Pacquiao, 40, showed no signs of slowing down, exploding for a game-best 42 points, spiked by six triples, while leading his team to an impressive wire-to-wire victory in the weekend match supported by the Dubai Sports Council and Hamdan Sports Complex management.

    Former pro Emmer Oreta scattered 12 of his 14 points in a dominant first-half performance while David Sisson, Pacquiao’s personal assistant, added 12 points, all from beyond the arc, as the visitors asserted their might in the second canto, led by as many as 26 points and did enough to hold off the hosts’ repeated rallies.