San Miguel has not hidden its immediate target in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup, which is to earn a coveted slot in the quarterfinals.

The Beermen should move closer to their goal when they collide with a Terrafirma crew left with little to shoot for Sunday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. The match takes place at 3 p.m.

The Dyip, currently toting a 2-7 slate, got eliminated from the race to the quarterfinals following Rain or Shine’s 119-112 win over TNT last Friday.

That victory not only pushed the Elasto Painters to the next round but also lowered to five the needed wins to make it.

Even if Terrafirma prevails over SMB and close out the 11-game eliminations with another triumph over Meralco on Friday, it would still wind up a win short of what is needed to advance.

For sure, the Dyip are bent on not only ending a six-game slide, but also acting out the role of spoilers. But those twin targets sure seem unhittable.

Not with the way SMB has been playing of late that resulted in three straight wins, the last a convincing 117-96 victory over erstwhile streaking Phoenix Super LPG on Christmas Day, that gave the former a 6-3 record.

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