Blackwater fights Magnolia for survival; SMB looks to sustain hot streak vs Columbian

Renaldo Balkman has given San Miguel a new life. Rick Dela Cruz (file photo)
By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA--Blackwater has its back against the wall as it takes on Magnolia at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City as the PBA Commissioner's Cup resumes on Wednesday night.

Still winless after seven games in the conference, the Elite need to win their last four games including the 4:30 p.m. showdown against the Hotshots to at least get a chance to make the quarterfinals.

On the other hand, Curtis Kelly tries to bounce back from a sluggish debut in a Magnolia loss against Rain Or Shine on Saturday night as he will lead his team anew.

In the nightcap at 7 p.m., San Miguel stakes its resurgence against Columbian.

Now with Renaldo Balkman around, the Beermen have now racked up two straight wins, and they look to continue it against the Dyip, who have lost two straight.

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