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SAN Miguel Beer flexed its championship muscles in the fourth period to come from behind and wallop Blackwater, 124-113, in the penultimate playdate of the elimination round of the 2017 Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup Wednesday at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City.

Charles Rhodes led the way with 32 points, but got plenty of help from June Mar Fajardo and Marcio Lassiter, who scored 28 and 21 points, respectively.

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AS the elimination round reaches its penultimate playdate, a lot will be on the line.

Two of the competing teams for a top two finish face separate opponents and are facing must-win situations in the homestretch of the 2017 Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup.

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THE San Miguel Beermen play their penultimate Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup elimination-round assignment today with an eye on coming out triumphant to keep in step with the league leaders.

Taking on the already-eliminated Blackwater Elite in the 4:15 p.m. opener at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City, the Beermen (7-2), currently third running as the classification phase nears the finish line, look to sweep their remaining games to stay in the hunt for a top-two finish and the twice-to-beat advantage that goes with it in the quarterfinals.

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FIRST time.

Jericho Cruz earned his first Accel-PBA Press Corps Player of the Week award following his heads-up play in Rain or Shine’s come-from-behind 118-112 win over Barangay Ginebra last week.

Cruz fired 11 of his 19 points in the final period in a dominant offensive display to underscore his status as one of the league’s fastest rising gunners.

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STILL alive.

Terrence Romeo delivered in the clutch to save GlobalPort, allowing the Batang Pier to edge Rain or Shine, 107-101, in the 2017 Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup yesterday at the Alonte Sports Arena in Binan, Laguna.

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