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SOLO leadership will be up for grabs as co-league leaders Rain or Shine and Meralco dispute first place in the 2017 Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup.

Both enjoying early success, the Elasto Painters and the Bolts, both sitting at the top with 3-0 starts, go there separate ways when they meet at 7 p.m. at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

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Veteran Jay Washington drained a pair of critical three-pointers down the stretch as Rain or Shine came through in the clutch to withstand a stiff challenge from Blackwater, taking a tough 95-88 victory to regain a share of tournament lead in the 2017 Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup yesterday at the Ynares Center in Antipolo City.

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Finally back on the hard court after the hamstring injury that cut his previous conference short, Jared Dillinger exudes in confidence as wins continue to fall on Meralco’s way.

“I’m just happy that we won and I’m happy that I’m healthy,” he said.

The string of victories continued on Friday, with the Bolts turning back sister team TNT, 94-89 to keep their record unscathed after three games.

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THE rampage continued for Alaska as it cruised its way to its second straight win, routing Blackwater, 109-95, to gain a share of the early lead in the 2017 Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup last night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Once again strutting his wares, Cory Jefferson paced the Aces with another solid double-double production of 28 points and 15 rebounds, totally outplaying his counterpart Greg Smith.

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