Basketball

PBA

THE Star Hotshots became the latest team to book a semifinal seat in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Commissioner’s Cup after completing a sweep of erstwhile defending champions Rain or Shine Elasto Painters, 84-69, in their best-of-three quarterfinals series yesterday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Thrust themselves to a position where they had a chance to close out things after a big win in the series opener on Monday, the Hotshots took advantage of the opportunity and went for the clincher.

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PBA

THE San Miguel Beermen (SMB) punched their way into the semifinals of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Commissioner’s Cup yesterday, defeating convincingly the Phoenix Petroleum Fuel Masters, 115-96, in their quarterfinal pairing in proceedings held at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

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PBA

TNT KaTropa went one up over the Meralco Bolts in their best-of-three Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Commissioner’s Cup quarterfinal series, beating the latter, 102-84, in Game One yesterday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

A battle of teams that finished fourth and fifth place, respectively, at the end of the elimination round, the KaTropa gave their tournament push a favor by taking the opener to move a win away from advancing to the next round.

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AFTER going into overdrive in the elimination round, the Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup quarterfinal phase is ready to go with the GlobalPort Batang Pier completing the cast.

Defeating the Alaska Aces, 107-106, in their knockout match last night, the Aces earned the eighth and final ticket in the playoffs which begin today.

But to do so, GlobalPort needed to get deep into its bag amid a tough challenge that Alaska posted.

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