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Despite win, Chongson concedes in semis hunt

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By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA--Tanduay may still be in the hunt for a semifinals spot, but Lawrence Chongson believes that its bid to make the Top 2 may not be in its hands anymore.

So he is now shifting his attention to the race for third and fourth places, which would mean a twice-to-beat advantage in the quarterfinals.

However, he is also aware that it could be a wild chase as four teams are close to the Rhum Masters' standings in the league table.

“Masyadong close, masyadong dikit-dikit kami sa standings ng Wangs, CEU, Batangas, at Racal,” Chongson said.

Mathematically, Marinerong Pilipino can also join the fun should the team stun Racal in their game, which is ongoing as of press time.

Tanduay got a needed boost when the team mauled Batangas, but Chongson will still treat his club's remaining three games as if there is no more tomorrow.

“We cannot afford to lose. Itong remaining games namin, we’ll treat it na parang playoffs. Wala naman kaming magagawa kundi to take care of our end,” he vowed.

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