Five-peat all-Filipino champ San Miguel Beer and Rain or Shine clash in the final Petron Blaze Saturday Special in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup in Cagayan de Oro, each side determined to nail the win to boost their respective playoff drives.
It’s the final assignment in the elims for the Elasto Painters (5-5), and they’re bent to win it to clinch a spot in the best-of-three quarterfinals among the No. 3, No. 4, No. 5 and No. 6 playoff seeds.
The Beermen are half-game behind at 4-5. A split of their last two games gives them a shot at the Final Eight while a sweep propels them to the Top Six.