Brgy. Ginebra def Magnolia, 99-77 [PBA S48 PH Cup QF | May 11, 2024]

The historic rivalry between Brgy. Ginebra and Magnolia will be reignited in the old Rizal Memorial Coliseum on Saturday, as they battle it out for a spot in the PBA Philippine Cup Last Four.

The tension between these two teams will be palpable in this Manila Clasico quarterfinals matchup, with the winner advancing to face the victor of the Meralco-NLEX showdown.

The Rizal Memorial Coliseum will bear witness to this intense showdown, with both teams vying for a coveted spot in the semifinals. Fans of both the Gin Kings and the Hotshots are eager to see a Clasico clash in the latter stages of the competition.

Despite both teams suffering losses in their final eliminations games, the Gin Kings hold the advantage with a twice-to-beat advantage as the second seeds. Coach Tim Cone’s squad will be looking to replicate their previous victory over the Hotshots as they aim for a spot in the semis.

Injuries have plagued both teams, adding an element of uncertainty to the match. Mental and physical readiness will be key as these two fierce rivals go head-to-head at 7:30 p.m.

For the Hotshots, a loss in this game would mean the end of their playoff journey. A deciding game, if necessary, will be held on Wednesday.

Both teams are bracing themselves for a tough battle, as is often the case in Clasico matchups. Despite missing key players in their previous encounter, the Hotshots managed to push the Kings to a low-scoring contest before falling short in the closing minutes.

With their injured players back in action, the Hotshots will be looking to overcome their 1-3 end to the eliminations and secure a spot in the semifinals. The stage is set for a thrilling showdown between these two fierce rivals, with a spot in the Last Four on the line.

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