Pacquiao wins US debut
Jimuel Pacquiao with world-rated Jonas Sultan.
The 20-year-old Jimuel, who has also sparred with world-rated Jonas Sultan at Wild Card, showed glimpses of his father’s brilliance but from the orthodox stance.
The younger Pacquiao had a 4-1 amateur record in the Philippines.
Du'Vaughn Maxwell eclipses Jamel Artis in the playoff.
They now face twice-to-beat No. 1 seed Magnolia in the quarterfinals.
Phoenix fought back from an early double-digit deficit, with Du’Vaughn Maxwell delivering 31 points, 13 rebounds and five assists.
RR Garcia had 19 points, while Jason Perkins added 18 for Phoenix.
Jamel Artis had 21 points and 12 rebounds, Robert Bolick added 19, Jamie Malonzo scored 15, while Arwind Santos and Roi Sumang had 14 points each for Northport.
PBA Pressure is on for Olu Ashaolu as the Aces try to extend their season.
The second seeds Road Warriors and No. 7 Aces face off at 3 p.m.
No. 6 Ginebra takes on twice-to-beat TNT in the 6 p.m. game.
Fourth seed Meralco clashes with No.5 San Miguel on Friday at 4 p.m.
Top seed Magnolia takes on Phoenix at 6 p.m.
The Bolts and Hotshots also hold twice-to-beat advantages.
If necessary, rubber matches between the Kings and Tropang Giga and Aces and Road Warriors are set on Saturday (March 19), while the rest of the quarterfinals pairings are scheduled on Sunday (March 20)
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