JUMBO Plastic Linoleum defeated Livermarin, 87-66, on Thursday at the JCSGO gym to move a step closer to the quarterfinals of the PBA D-League Foundation Cup.
The Giants improved their record to 4-4 to tie KeraMix for fifth place, needing a win over lowly MP Hotel to formalize their entry to the quarterfinals and avoid a possible four-way tie for the final two spots in the next round.
AMA (4-5) and Tanduay Light (3-5) still have a shot at the quarterfinals. The Rhum Masters face KeraMix in their final assignment with the Mixers also looking for a win to secure a quarterfinal berth.
Two-team ties will be broken with the winner-over-the-other rule, while three and four-way ties will be broken via quotient system.
Philip Paniamogan had 23 points while Denice Villamor added 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Giants.
Jumbo Plastic Linoleum (87) — Paniamogan 23, Villamor 16, Avillanoza 12, Mandani 8, Eguilos 6, Almario 5, Khobuntin 4, Perez 4, Tiongson 4, Sanga 3, Purdy 2, Arellano 0.
Livermarin (66) — Guinto 17, Calisaan 13, Ignacio 8, Costelo 7, Dela Cruz 5, Fabian 4, Ortouste 3, Marcus 3, Santos 2, Bangga 2, Devera 2, Laude 0.
Quarterscores: 15-11; 36-33; 61-44; 87-66.