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    Magnolia takes on NLEX in crucial battle for playoff positioning

    Apr 3, 2019
    Ian Sangalang and the Hotshots need only to win this match to secure the No. 6 spot but Poy Erram and the Road Warriors also remain in the hunt for the same slot.
    PHOTO: Jerome Ascano

    MAGNOLIA and NLEX clash on Wednesday at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum as teams battle for playoff position in the final stretch of the PBA Philippine Cup eliminations.

    The Hotshots and the Road Warriors battle in the first game of Wednesday’s doubleheader at 4:30 p.m. with the sixth spot in the playoffs at stake.

    In the second game, NorthPort takes on Barangay Ginebra at 7 p.m. in an important match for the Batang Pier.

    Magnolia is currently in sixth place with a 5-5 card, and will only need a victory over NLEX in order to seal the sixth spot and a best-of-three quarterfinal series against Barangay Ginebra.

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      NLEX needs a win, and hope that NorthPort bows to Barangay Ginebra in order to grab the sixth spot instead of the seventh or eighth.

      The Batang Pier, meanwhile, are aiming to claim the win against the Gin Kings in order to clinch the seventh spot in the quarterfinals.

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      Although a no-bearing game for them, the Gin Kings are out to finish the elimination round strong as they enter the quarterfinals.

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      Ian Sangalang and the Hotshots need only to win this match to secure the No. 6 spot but Poy Erram and the Road Warriors also remain in the hunt for the same slot.
      PHOTO: Jerome Ascano
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