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    Ginebra, Meralco look to improve standing as they face also-ran teams

    Jul 21, 2022
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    Coach Tim Cone and the Gin Kings seek win No. 8.
    PHOTO: PBA Images

    BARANGAY Ginebra and Meralco face also-ran opponents on Thursday in a bid to improve on their placing in the quarterfinals of the PBA Philippine Cup.

    The Gin Kings take on Phoenix Super LPG at 7:15 p.m., while the Bolts go up against Terrafirma at 5:15 p.m. at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.

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    With the two teams already in the quarterfinals, Ginebra and Meralco will go for wins to enable them to reach the best seeding possible. The Gin Kings are currently tied for third place with Magnolia with a 7-3 win-loss record, while the Bolts are in fifth with a 6-4 slate.

    Ginebra defeated NorthPort, 100-93, last Sunday to arrest a two-game losing streak in the return of the head coach Tim Cone following his stint as assistant coach of the Miami Heat NBA Summer League team.

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    Meralco also snapped a losing streak on Sunday, winning over league-leader San Miguel, 89-86.

    Juami Tiongson Alex Cabagnot Terrafirma benchTerrafirma hopes to finally stop the bleeding.

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      Coach Tim Cone and the Gin Kings seek win No. 8.
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