Blackwater, Alaska tangle for share of lead

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Alaska Milk and Blackwater face off for a piece of lead in a Sunday blockbuster ushering in the last seven play dates of the PBA Governors Cup elimination round at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

The Aces and the Elite clash at 6:45 p.m. with the winner catching at with the Magnolia Pambansang Manok Hotshots and the Barangay Ginebra Kings at the helm at 7-2.

More importantly, the victor builds momentum and confidence going to the homestretch and eventually the finish where the Top Four gain twice-to-beat incentive in the quarterfinals.

The Columbian Dyip’s smashing first win in the tourney coming at the expense of the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters Friday gave the Aces, the Elite and even the Phoenix Fuel Masters a free lift to the quarters, joining early qualifiers Magnolia and Ginebra.