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Crucial PBA twin bill awaits Biñan hoop fans

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By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA—Major stipulations are the catchphrase of the PBA's first visit to the Alonte Sports Arena this season.

Four teams seeking to improve their respective playoff bids will see action in a special Friday doubleheader at the said Biñan court.

GlobalPort and Rain Or Shine cross paths in the first game at 4:15 p.m., while Ginebra battles Blackwater in the other fixture at 7 p.m.

Both the Batang Pier (3-6) and the Elite (2-7) are fighting for survival as they need to win their remaining two games including their respective foes and hope that the teams immediately above them, which include the Elasto Painters (5-4), slip in their remaining matches so that they can sneak into the quarterfinals.

On the other hand, an E-Painters win can formalize their entry to the next round and can even keep them out of the seventh seed which could put them in a twice-to-beat disadvantage.

Meanwhile, the Barangay (6-2) can move up to solo second and bolster their chance for the twice-to-beat advantage with a win.

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