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THE solid form of the Star Hotshots in the ongoing PBA Philippine Cup continued yesterday as they barged into the semifinals after completing a sweep of the Phoenix Petroleum Fuel Masters in their best-of-three quarterfinals, 91-71.

Following up on their 114-83 rout of the Fuel Masters in the series opener last Saturday, the Hotshots earned the right to play in the final four of the season-opening Philipine Basketball Association (PBA) tournament where they will either face the Alaska Aces or Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings.

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The play that officially marked the return of Splash brothers  Terrence Romeo and Stanley Pringle began in a most mundane way:  GlobalPort toyed with struggling Rain or Shine, 117-98, on Sunday.

The chemistry between their elite players is building game-by-game and it is likely they will soon hit full stride as we get closer to the quarterfinals .

Romeo had 20 points in the second quarter alone, which saw him shoot GlobalPort back into the game after they fell behind by 10 point, 21-31. His three-pointer with 5:11 left in the period put them ahead, 39-38, and it was a back-and-forth game from that point.

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The Gin Kings became the 7th team to advance in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup after scoring a 90-80 comeback victory over NLEX Sunday at the Cuneta Astrodome.

Down by as much as 17 points in the first half, Ginebra had to use a big second-half push to beat the Road Warriors behind a season-high performance from LA Tenorio.

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Moments after a painful 120-73 defeat on Saturday night, head coach Norman Black didn’t hold back in his assessment of Meralco’s campaign in the Philippine Cup.

“We basically had no chance of winning this conference and we played like it,” he said after the Bolts absorbed their worst franchise defeat in the 47-point rout at Ynares Center in Antipolo.

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Meralco’s woeful conference ended with a whimper.

Star dealt the Bolts an emphatic 47-point mugging, 120-74, Saturday, in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup at Ynares Center in Antipolo.

Allein Maliksi had a hot-shooting night, firing five treys to lead the Hotshots with 25 points, all coming from the first three quarters, while Paul Lee and Jio Jalalon both chipped in 15 markers.

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