Top-2 teams clash as Beermen takes on Elasto Painters
ABS-CBN Sports on Jan 13, 2017 09:25 AM
Coming in with an incredible six-game winning streak, two-time defending champion San Miguel Beer test the steady Rain or Shine Elasto Painters Friday at the MOA Arena.
More than halfway through the 2017 Philippine Cup, the no. 1 and no. 2 teams finally meet on the court as the PBA resumes Friday at the Mall of Asia Arena.
Coming in with an incredible six-game winning streak, two-time defending champion San Miguel Beer test the steady Rain or Shine Elasto Painters in the main game at 7:00 p.m.
Already assured of a quarterfinals berth, the champs continue their chase for a playoff bonus while also trying to improve upon their league-best 7-1 mark.
Meanwhile, Rain or Shine looks to also make its case in the quarterfinals but a win might win more for the Elasto Painters as James Yap and co. look to hold off a horde of teams in the middle of the standings.
At 5-2, ROS is only currently one game ahead of three teams sitting at third and only 1.5 gameas up of two teams sitting at .500.
A victory over the Beermen also means that the Elasto Painters can still make a play for the no. 1 overall seed.
In the first game at 4:15 p.m., both Globalport and NLEX hope to build on their respective victories to the new year.
The Batang Pier are one of the three teams which are one game behind the Elasto Painters and a win, coupled with the Beermen also emerging victorious, would put Globalport tied for second heading into the weekend.
Meanwhile, the Road Warriors push for their first winning streak under the Yeng Guiao era after finally stoppid a five-game slide last week.