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PBA postpones Alaska-SMB clash

The Aces will not be playing on Saturday along with the Beermen due to COVID-19 protocols. PBA Images (file photo)
By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA--For the first time in the Bacolor leg of the PBA Philippine Cup, a game has been called off due to COVID-19 concerns.

The league announced on Saturday that the game between Alaska and San Miguel has been postponed.

The PBA said that the schedule change has to be done "in accordance with the PBA's health and safety protocols."

It was not divulged which team entered COVID-19 protocols.

The Aces returned to action from the conference postponement on Thursday, suffering a 74-84 defeat to the NLEX Road Warriors.

However, the PBA announced that NLEX's next game against Phoenix will push through later Saturday but now at a 4:35 p.m. tip-off.

On the other hand, the Beermen last fought the Terrafirma Dyip on Wednesday, ending up in the latter's shock 110-104 overtime win.

Interestingly enough, Terrafirma did play on Friday, shocking Ginebra.

"The match supposedly set at 4:35 p.m. will instead be rescheduled at a later date following league guidelines," the PBA further said on the Alaska-SMB postponement.

Based on the rules set by the league, teams are mandated to undergo RT-PCR testing every Monday and rapid antigen testing on the morning before their scheduled games.

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