Beermen, KaTropa start titanic semis clash at the Big Dome

ABS-CBN Sports on Feb 08, 2017 08:35 AM
Beermen, KaTropa start titanic semis clash at the Big Dome
Two-time defending champion and no. 1 San Miguel Beer will be facing no. 4 TNT KaTropa for Game 1 of their best-of-7 affair at 7:00 p.m. at the Araneta Coliseum.

The two most successful All-Filipino teams of this current decade are set for a titanic clash in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals starting Wednesday at the Big Dome.

Two-time defending champion and no. 1 San Miguel Beer will be facing no. 4 TNT KaTropa for Game 1 of their best-of-7 affair at 7:00 p.m. at the Araneta Coliseum.

History rides in this matchup as the Beermen hope to match TNT's feat of winning three straight Philippine Cup championships. What better way for the champs to continue that quest by facing the KaTropa in what should be an epic playoff series.

Heading into this series, the Beermen have not lost in over two months, winning 10 straight games, including a close 98-94 decision over TNT just last Jan. 28.

They made quick work of the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters to advance to the semis.

As for TNT, who won the Philippine Cup from 2011-2013, the flagship MVP franchise reached this level by sweeping Globalport in a best-of-three quarterfinal series.

Both teams actually met in the Philippine Cup semifinals two years ago. The Beermen swept the then Tropang Texters in four games on their way to the 2015 All-Filipino title.

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