Fully healthy Paul Lee earns second Player of the Week nod in leading Star to deep playoff run
Paul Lee was named PBA Player of the Week for the second time this conference. Jaime Campos

With Paul Lee back in full health, it's no wonder the Star Hotshots' offense has been a lot lethal lately, especially in the PBA Philippine Cup playoffs.

The six-foot Lee has been showing what he can really do when he's not hampered by knee problems, like in his final season with Rain or Shine, in leading Star into a deep playoff run in the season-opening conference a woeful 12-win total for the franchise last year.

Lee fired a team-high 22 points, five from three-point land, along with four rebounds and the same number of assists as Star rumbled past Phoenix, 114-83 to move within a win of making it to the semifinals for the first time since the 2015 Governors Cup.

The Star combo guard’s explosion came off a 15-point, 5-assist effort where Star crushed Meralco, 120-73. .

The “Lethal Weapon’s” pair of all-around performances earned him his second Accel-PBA Press Corps Player of the Week award this conference

Lee beat his Star teammate Allen Maliksi, Ginebra guards Scottie Thompson and Sol Mercado, San Miguel Beer’s June Mar Fajardo, Arwind Santos and RR Garcia, along with TNT’s Jayson Castro, Larry Fonacier and Mo Tautuaa for the weekly award for the period of Jan. 31-Feb. 4.

Following his second Player of the Week nod, Lee also led Star to another rout over Phoenix on Monday to enter the semifinals of the Philippine Cup. 

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