All PBA teams cleared to play in Bacolor

Published September 14, 2021, 2:16 PM

by Jonas Terrado

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All PBA teams will see action for the first time in the third week since the PBA Philippine Cup eliminations resumed at the Don Honorio Ventura State University in Bacolor, Pampanga.

Meralco and Alaska are scheduled to play in the latest five-day period after failing to see action last week due to the league’s COVID-19 protocols.

Two games are on tap for Meralco on Thursday, Sept. 16, against Terrafirma and Saturday, Sept. 18, opposite Blackwater while Alaska is going to have a debilitating schedule of three games in consecutive days beginning Friday, Sept. 17.

The Aces play defending champion Barangay Ginebra San Miguel, followed by TNT on Saturday, Sept. 18 and Terrafirma on Sunday, Sept. 19.

This week’s action begins Wednesday, Sept. 15 with a doubleheader pitting league-leading TNT and streaking NorthPort at 3 p.m. followed by Ginebra and Phoenix Super LPG, which also won back-to-back matches.

The Meralco-Terrafirma match kicks off Thursday’s twinbill at 2 p.m. before NLEX meets winless Blackwater, which is out to avoid tying the PBA record of 18 straight defeats, at 4:35 p.m.

Matches on Friday feature Magnolia-NorthPort at 12:30 p.m., San Miguel Beer-Phoenix at 3 p.m. and Alaska-Ginebra at 6 p.m.

Rain or Shine will play its only game on Sunday against NorthPort at 2 p.m. for its last assignment of the eliminations, SMB and Magnolia square off at 4:35 p.m. before the week ends with Alaska against Terrafirma at 7 p.m.