SCHEDULE: 2017 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals

MANILA, Philippines – The 2017 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals will feature two blockbuster best-of-7 showdowns as the league's best teams contend for a spot in the finals starting Wednesday, February 8.

Defending champions San Miguel Beermen, gunning for their third straight all-Filipino crown, will take on TNT KaTropa, a team that has already achieved a rare Philippine Cup 3-peat from 2011 to 2013.

The Beermen will still be led by reigning league 3-time MVP June Mar Fajardo, who is also leading this conference's Best Player race. Veteran guard Jayson Castro and forward Ranidel de Ocampo, meanwhile, will guide TNT and its young group of guys.

Check out below the full schedule for this series between powerhouse teams San Miguel and TNT.

Meanwhile, old rivals Barangay Ginebra San Miguel and the Star Hotshots will add another chapter to their storied "Manila Clasico" rivalry with a best-of-7 clash.

The Hotshots are surging in the playoffs and seemingly peaking at the right time as they ride a 6-game win streak where they've blown out opponents by double figures.

The Gin Kings, on the other hand, will meet their foes with much confidence after overcoming the twice-to-beat Alaska Aces in the quarterfinals.

See the full schedule of this semifinals series below.

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