ALL of Blackwater’s early hard work has already paid off.
The Elite now gun for some welcome bonuses when they duel with a desperate Alaska side at the end of their elimination round campaign Sunday in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Blackwater is looking for a seventh win in 11 games that would enable it to latch on to the No. 3 seeding and, more important, brace it for the tougher quarterfinals where it joins early co-qualifiers TNT, NorthPort, Barangay Ginebra, Rain or Shine and Magnolia Ang Pambansang Manok.
Alaska, currently at eighth-running spot, has a far loftier goal.