Manny Pacquiao, Kia Defeat Blackwater On PBA Debut

BULACAN, Philippines – It was a victory everyone did not expect in Kia’s debut game. With a group of rookie players playing like all stars and playing coach Manny Pacquiao providing them an inspiration, the team Kia Sorento proved them wrong by defeating fellow expansion team Blackwater, 80-66, on Sunday at the start of the PBA Philippine Cup.

Manny Pacquiao drives to the rim off a screen. Photo by Josh Albelda © Rappler
Manny Pacquiao drives to the rim off a screen. Photo by Josh Albelda © Rappler

Pacquiao’s Kia Sorento squad defeated Blackwater Elite, 80-66, on Sunday, October 19 at the Philippine Arena in Bulacan, Philippines to kick off the league’s Philippine Cup conference. LA Revilla led Kia with 23 points and 7 rebounds.

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