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By Michael Angelo S. Murillo

LEFT with an opening to advance to the semifinals of the Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup, the Meralco Bolts are out to make full use of it when they meet the Phoenix Fuel Masters in the rubber match of their quarterfinal tiff today at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

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Fil-German rookie Christian Standhardinger delivered imports’ numbers all tournament long, and emerged the runaway leader in the stats race for the Best Player of the Conference in the PBA Governors Cup.

Standhardinger led all local players in scoring and rebounding and was the lone player to put in double-double averages for a whopping average of 43.1 statistical points per outing.

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Magnolia Hotshots fended off a huge uprising by the Blackwater Elite, holding on for a 103-99 victory in the quarterfinals of the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup, Tuesday night at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.

The Hotshots squandered a double-digit lead early but came through with a searing rally down the stretch to prevail over the Blackwater, making good use of their twice-to-beat advantage as they barreled into the next round.

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By Michael Angelo S. Murillo

THE resurgence of the Meralco Bolts in the Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup continued on Wednesday with a 90-74 victory over the Phoenix Fuel Masters in their quarterfinal face-off.

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By Michael Angelo S. Murillo

THE Phoenix Fuel Masters rose to the challenge in their final game of the elimination round of the Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup and were rewarded accordingly with a huge incentive heading into the playoff round.

Beating the Blackwater Elite, 97-91, in their key match at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on Sunday, the Fuel Masters edged their foes to book a top-four spot in the season-ending PBA tournament and earn a twice-to-beat advantage in the quarterfinals.

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Two-time defending champions Brgy. Ginebra made quick work of no. 8 NLEX Tuesday, taking a 111-75 win in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup quarterfinals.

The top-seeded Gin Kings advance and will meet rival Magnolia in the next round.

"I thought we did pretty much what we wanted to do throughout the game except that we came out flat in the second half and they made a nice run at us," head coach Tim Cone said.

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