Meralco eyes top seeding when it takes on San Miguel

September 23, 2017

The 2017 PBA Governors Cup elimination round gets to a climactic end with Meralco and San Miguel Beer facing off in a virtual playoff for No. 1 spot at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Sunday.

The two teams are likely to go hammer and tongs at each other in their 6:45 p.m. clash - the last game in the single-round-robin elims.

At 8-2, the Bolts, runners-up in this season-ending tourney last year, have a clear shot to finish atop the heap.

The Beermen, meanwhile, are taking a crack at forcing a four-way or five-way logjam on top at 8-3. In such case, San Miguel may grab the playoff top seeding on a superior quotient.

Coach Leo Austria and his team have earlier trounced TNT KaTropa (97-91) and Barangay Ginebra (107-103).

Both are on a roll going to the match, with the Beermen having won their last four outings while the Bolts went unbeaten in their last three games.

An edge on SMB's side is a three-day breather from its last outing.

The Bolts are playing back-to-back games and, thus, having only a day to prepare for this crucial setto.

On Friday, the Bolts faced a crippled but gritty GlobalPort side, carving out a 100-93 victory.

But San Miguel also barely beat Phoenix Petroleum, 109-107, the last time out.

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