Basketball

PBA

RIGHT smack in the top half of the standings of the ongoing Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Commissioner’s Cup, the Star Hotshots and TNT KaTropa seek to pad their campaigns as the elimination round hits the closing stretch, taking on each other in the main game today.

Currently joint fourth with a 6-2 record, the Hotshots and KaTropa battle at 7 p.m. at the Mall of Asia Arena looking to stay within striking distance of a possible top-two finish in the classification phase of the mid-season PBA tournament and earn the twice-to-beat advantage that goes with it in the quarterfinals.

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PBA

BEFORE yet another lengthy break, the 2017 Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup hosts two critical games expected to affect the wild race to the quarterfinals.

Already through to the next round, league-leading Meralco (7-1) now looks at improving its chances of finishing in the top two as it plays unpredictable GlobalPort (2-6) at 4:15 p.m. at the Mall of Asia Arena.

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PBA

THE Mahindra Floodbusters drew timely triples from Reden Celda and Glenn Khobuntin in the final quarter to hold off Blackwater Elite, 96-87.

Their efforts brightened the Floodbusters’ dimming hopes of reaching the playoffs of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup last night at the Araneta Coliseum.

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