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    Surprising Blackwater faces tough task against league-leading San Miguel

    Jul 10, 2022
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    Ariel Vanguardia and the Bossing try to topple Leo Austria's Beermen.
    PHOTO: PBA Images

    BLACKWATER gets an acid test on Sunday as it clashes with San Miguel in the PBA Philippine Cup at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.

    The Bossing stake their four-game winning streak against the league-leading Beermen at 4:30 p.m.

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    Maintaining their surprising form to start the conference, the Bossing defeated Phoenix Super LPG, 91-89, on a game-winning shot by Baser Amer. They extended their best start of the franchise in the Philippine Cup and is in third place with a 5-1 win-loss record.

    A tough test comes on Sunday as it clashes with the traditional title contender of the Philippine Cup.

    San Miguel is also on a four-game winning streak, defeating TNT, 115-99, last Thursday to take solo lead with a 7-1 win-loss record.

    Blackwater coach Ariel Vanguardia said the team is treating their games this month as a playoff series.

    “We are facing San Miguel on Sunday. For us, that’s Game Two,” said Vanguardia. “Sabi ko sa kanila, best of three ito. We have to get Game One. Then, ‘yung Sunday, that’s the clincher. That’s harder. Always hard to close a series against the No. 1 team pa. But guys are sacrificing.”

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      Ariel Vanguardia and the Bossing try to topple Leo Austria's Beermen.
      PHOTO: PBA Images
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