Meralco in must-win game against San Miguel to keep quarters bid alive

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Staying alive on three straight wins, the Meralco Bolts hope to nail one more for at least a playoff crack at the last quarterfinals berth.

The Bolts seek the important win against the San Miguel Beermen in the penultimate play date of the PBA Governors Cup elimination round at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Friday.

With their longer streak of four successive triumphs, the Beermen have gained an automatic quarterfinals passage.

Kevin Murphy and his teammates, however, are still expected to come out strong and go hard in the 6:45 p.m. tiff to sustain their momentum going into the playoffs.

“Syempre ayaw namin matapos ang elimination round na talo kami. We want a momentum to ride on in the quarterfinals, especially as we need to win two in a row to make the semifinals,” said SMB forward Arwind Santos.

June Mar Fajardo is expected to play longer minutes from the previous game, also in preparation for their playoff grind.