Elite face biggest Philippine Cup test against Ginebra

ABS-CBN Sports on Jan 20, 2017 09:46 AM
Elite face biggest Philippine Cup test against Ginebra
Fresh from winning their fifth game last week, their most in one conference and only two short of their entire total last season, the Elite battle Brgy. Ginebra San Miguel with a chance to go for a top 2 finish on the line.

If Blackwater is truly serious about being a true PBA contender, then passing a crucial test Friday is going to be big for the Elite.

Fresh from winning their fifth game last week, their most in one conference and only two short of their entire total last season, the Elite battle Brgy. Ginebra San Miguel with a chance to go for a top 2 finish on the line.

With one playoff bonus still up for grabs, a win by Blackwater certainly gives the Ever Bilena franchise an inside track especially since eight teams basically remain in contention to join defending champion San Miguel Beer at the top.

Being one of those eight teams, the Gin Kings would like to further their own campaign by notching what would be their first winning streak for the season.

Through eight games so far, the reigning Governors' Cup champions have stumbled to an even 4-4 mark but the team is coming off a huge win over rival Meralco back in Iloilo City.

Gametime is set at 7:00 p.m. from the Cuneta Astrodome.

Also one of the eight teams in contention for a top 2 spot, Rain or Shine takes on a free-falling Meralco Bolts in the first game at 4:15 p.m., looking to bounce back from a sorry loss at the hands of the Beermen.

Armed with a 5-3 record, the Elasto Painters are out to make sure they maintain solo second place for at least a day while the Bolts simply want to arrest a six-game slide.

The Bolts are currently tied for last place with a woeful 2-7 card.

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