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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 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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NLEX Road Warriors hacked out a 116-110 overtime victory against the Alaska Aces, Friday night, to stay alive in the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup at the Ynares Center in Antipolo.

As a result, the Road Warriors did not only put to rest a three-game losing streak, but they also strengthened their bid for a top-eight finish with an improved 5-5 win-loss card.

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Barangay Ginebra displayed its championship poise under pressure as it frustrated the Magnolia Hotshots anew, 93-86, in the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup before a capacity crowd at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum Sunday night.

With the win, the defending back-to-back champions reclaimed the solo lead in the team standings with an 8-2 record, guaranteeing them a twice-to-beat bonus in the playoffs.

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