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The air battles that are considered Final Four are in progress


Nick Rakocevic (pictured above, left) and Justin Brownlee will be the key characters in the Magnolia-Ginebra franchise.  —PBA IMAGES

Nick Rakocevic (pictured above, left) and Justin Brownlee will be the key characters in the Magnolia-Ginebra franchise. —PBA IMAGES

With the Philippine Basketball Association Commissioners Cup approaching its end and only four teams remaining, the semi-final favorites — one for their performance and the other for the sheer number of teams. the massive audience it attracts — watch out for the opponents they face starting Wednesday at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig.

The Bay Area away team, who came out on top after being eliminated, will face a team of San Miguel Beers far from the team they’ve already conquered by 26 points in the standings, while Barangay Ginebra, the box office grossing team highest- series five on the other side of the Quarterfinals against Magnolia, knowing it had no chance if its quarterfinal performance would be used as a yardstick.

“San Miguel is not the team we have seen in the regular season with [Terrence] Dragons coach Brian Goorjian said. “Their overall depth — that’s going to be a real challenge for us.” The big friend Goorjian is referring to is June Mar Fajardo, the Six-Time Player of the Year is back in full health and once again ready to claim the Beermen title- sustaining bids start with the opening series at 3pm.

The previous semi-final loss Goorjian was also excited to beat the strongest local force in the tournament being stymied by the improving Devon Scott.

“We can step on the plate and beat the champions and I couldn’t ask for more,” said the Olympic bronze medal-winning mentor, who led the visitors to a 10-2 record built on local yard, added. about 20 points on average.

Interestingly, coach Tim Cone is lecturing on prudent thinking just as Gin Kings and Hotshots opened their series at 5:45 p.m.

“We had a lot of battles with that team, we know them well, they know us too. They know what we like to do,” he said.

Kings have been successful since Cone’s arrival, winning six crowns. But in that game was the semi-final loss to Hotshots in the 2018 Governors Cup, which was clearly on Cone’s mind.

Magnolia Guns for the first Community Cup Final under Chito Victolero, and the Hotshots are taking their chance with Serbian import Nick Rakocevic. request

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