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ALREADY assured of spots in the quarterfinals (QF) of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Governors’ Cup, the Meralco Bolts and Star Hotshots look to put themselves in better positions in the playoffs when they return to the floor today against also-ran opponents.

The Bolts (7-2), in solo second spot at the moment, try to fortify their position in the top four, where a twice-to-beat advantage in the quarters awaits, when they collide against GlobalPort Batang Pier (3-7) in the 7 p.m. main game at the Mall of Asia Arena.

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By Michael Angelo S. Murillo

WITH the race for the top four spots and the twice-to-beat advantage that goes with it in the quarterfinals of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Governors’ Cup heating up as the elimination round hits the homestretch, the San Miguel Beermen are eyeing to throw themselves in the mix when they take the floor today against the already-eliminated Phoenix Petroleum Fuel Masters.

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THE quarterfinals cast is complete.

Blackwater clinched the last berth in the quarterfinals after putting down GlobalPort, 118-107, in a critical game in the homestretch of the 2017 Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup at the Ynares Center in Antipolo City yesterday.

A week after surprisingly being shipped, Allein Maliksi immediately made his presence felt, leading the Elite’s attack and scoring 22 points right away to go with five rebounds.

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MERALCO regained share of first place as it emphatically dismantled Alaska, 106-78, to stay hot and further improve its stand in the 2016 Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum last night.

Once again, Allen Durham was his usual dominant self, leading the Bolts with another solid double-double of 26 points and 18 rebounds on top of six assists and three blocks in a well-rounded showing.

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By Michael Angelo S. Murillo

THE HIGHLY improved NLEX Road Warriors eye solo leadership in the ongoing Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Governors’ Cup when they take the floor today against the TNT KaTropa in the 7 p.m. main game at the Ynares Center in Antipolo City.

Currently joint first place with the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings at 7-2, the Road Warriors, tailenders in the previous PBA conferences, shoot for the top spot and fortify their push for a top two finish in the season-ending tournament of the local pro league.

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JUST when it seemed that it was having a little bit of consistency problems for the tournament, San Miguel Beer made a statement to send a message that it is still the team to beat in the ongoing 2017 Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup.

Import problems and a brief losing streak made the grand slam-seeking Beermen seem human, but in the brightest lights, they shone to remind everyone why they have been dominating the league for the past three years.

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IN what may well be a championship showdown in the 2017 Philippine Basketball Association Governors Cup defending champion Barangay Ginebra battles Grand Slam-seeking San Miguel Beer 6:45 p.m., today, Sunday, September 10 at the Araneta Coliseum.

The rampaging Gin Kings have made odds makers take a second look after tagging the Beermen as the team to beat this third conference.

Ginebra leaned on a fourth-quarter blitz to humble the Blackwater Elite, 98-81, last Friday.

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GAINING some steam, Alaska kept its momentum going as it routed GlobalPort, 101-88, for its second straight win to keep its sagging hopes of making the Top 8 alive in the 2017 Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup yesterday at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

Buck Henton continued his tear, producing game-highs of 36 points and 21 rebounds on top of four assists to spearhead the Aces.

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By Michael Angelo S. Murillo

THE TNT KaTropa got back to the win column yesterday after defeating the Meralco Bolts, 113-107, in their Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Governors’ Cup encounter yesterday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Lost in their previous game, the KaTropa avoided dropping consecutive games by making sure to be on top of the Bolts from start to finish.

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GRAND slam-seeking San Miguel Beermen try to regroup and arrest a two-game losing streak when they collide with the hot Rain or Shine Elasto Painters in Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Governors’ Cup action today at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Scheduled at 7 p.m., the Beermen (3-3) look to finally rebound after losing back-to-back in their main game against the Elasto Painters (4-2), one of the ascending teams right now in the season-ending PBA tournament.

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DEFENDING champion Barangay Ginebra is sitting at the top of the team standings in the 2017 Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup halfway through the tournament and coach Tim Cone is certainly pleased.

Carrying a 6-1 mark approaching the homestretch of the elimination round, the Gin Kings are at the top of the heap and have already secured a place in the quarterfinals.

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