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THE finals set-to for the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Commissioner’s Cup is now set after the San Miguel Beermen and TNT KaTropa booked their respective seats for the “Big Dance” at the weekend.

Two teams that did not have it easy in the lead-up to the championship series but managed to emerge on top on the strength of what they said was their firm commitment to seeing their causes through and doing what was needed to be done.

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ROGER Pogoy may only be a rookie, but the young TNT wingman plays with the confidence of a veteran.

The 6-2 former Far Eastern University showed just that on Sunday, firing 17 points, none bigger than his three-point shot with under two minutes left to help TNT KaTropa beat a rallying Barangay Ginebra side, 100-94 in the opening game of their PBA Commissioner’s Cup semifinal series.

A deadly gunner, whose confidence grew further with his recent stints at Gilas, Pogoy’s heads-up play earned him the PBA Press Corps Player of the Week for the period of June 6-11.

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SAN Miguel Beer is staring at a return trip to the finals when it attempts to finish off Star in the continuation of their highly competitive best-of-five semifinals series in the 2017 Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup.

On the brink of yet another finals’ appearance, the Beermen, leading 2-1, can wrap things up in Game 4 today at 7 p.m. at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

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THE Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings remain alive in the Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup after staving off outright elimination with a gutsy win in Game Three of their best-of-five semifinal series with the TNT KaTropa, 125-101, last night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

On the brink of exiting heading into the game following two straight narrow losses, the Kings showed feistiness amid a do-or-die setting to cut their series deficit, 2-1, and extend the semifinal engagement.

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THE best-of-five Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup semifinal series between the San Miguel Beermen and Star Hotshots is now in the control of the former after winning in Game Three, 111-110, behind Marcio Lassiter’s game-winning three-pointer last night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Claiming their second straight victory after falling in the series-opener, the Beermen are now one win shy of barging into another finals appearance.

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