Dragons, Hotshots eye semis – BusinessMirror

THE Hong Kong Bay Area Dragons and Magnolia Hotshots go for a quick entry to the most effective-of-five semifinals when they face independent opponents Friday in the Philippine Basketball Affiliation Commissioner’s Cup at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig Metropolis.

The Dragons, who topped the elimination with 10 wins and two losses, holds a twice-to-defeat benefit above the eighth-seeded Rain or Shine Elasto Painters who they experience commencing at 3 p.m.

No. 2 Magnolia, also 10-2 following the eliminations, has the very same two times-to-beat gain above the No. 7 Phoenix Super LPG Gasoline Masters in their 5:45 p.m. activity.

Super import Myles Powell, only 6-foot-2 but with a 37.5-place typical in 8 game titles, tweaked his ankle through observe forcing the Bay Area Dragons to faucet all over again 6-foot-10 Countrywide Basketball Association veteran massive male Andrew Nicholson for a further tour of obligation in the league.

Regardless of the substantial negatives, Rain or Shine Coach Yeng Guiao said they would consider to hand on for as prolonged as they can to forge a do-or-die quarterfinal match.

The Fuel Masters, who ended up 6-6 in the eliminations, are predicted to lean on youthful guns Tyler Tio and Encho Serrano to remain alive in the sequence.