The semifinals of the PBA Philippine Cup will resume without a hitch as TNT, San Miguel, Magnolia, and Meralco return to playoff action in Bacolor, Pampanga on Wednesday, October 6.
No. 1 seed TNT will shoot for a 2-0 lead against San Miguel in their best-of-seven affair in the opening game on Wednesday at 3 pm.
Absorbing their only loss of the conference at the hands of the Beermen in the elimination round, the Tropang Giga redeemed themselves with an 89-88 escape in Game 1.
Roger Pogoy stepped up for TNT in the nail-biting win, churning out a conference-high 23 points on top of 3 rebounds and 2 steals.
Meanwhile, Magnolia will try to repeat over Meralco in the second game at the DHVSU Gym at 6 pm.
The Hotshots avenged their heartbreaking one-point loss to the Bolts in eliminations with a come-from-behind 88-79 victory in the series opener.
Meralco held a six-point lead early in the fourth quarter until reigning PBA Player of the Week Calvin Abueva found his groove despite foul trouble, finishing with 13 points, 7 rebounds, and 2 steals.
For Games 3 and 4 for both semifinals duel, the PBA will stage two more doubleheaders on Friday, October 8, and Sunday, October 10. – Rappler.com