The San Miguel Beermen thwarted the upset-minded Rain or Shine Elasto Painters, but Barangay Ginebra San Miguel forced a do-or-die match against the Alaska Aces, in PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinals action, Sunday.
The defending champs, with a three-peat in mind, advanced to the semifinals with a 98-91 victory over the E-Painters, who needed to overcome the Blackwater Elite on Friday in order to snag the eighth seed.
In the other game, a furious third-quarter comeback keyed in a Ginebra victory, 85-81, over the higher-seeded Aces. As a result, both sides will contest the semis seat on Wednesday.
Check out the full games below, courtesy of the Sports 5 YouTube channel:
SMB vs ROS
GIN vs ALA
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