WATCH: Purefoods vs Limitless [PBA 3×3 | Day 1 | Leg 1 | November 20, 2021]

Reigning Philippine Cup champion TnT Tropang Giga and Platinum Karaoke roared to three straight wins to lead the early quarterfinalists in the PBA 3×3 Lakas ng Tatlo’s opening salvo Saturday at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City

Inspired by the recent triumph of their 5-on-5 counterparts, the Tropang Giga’s 3×3 crew of Almond Vosotros, Lervin Flores, Samboy de Leon and Fil-Am Jeremiah nipped Limitless App, 21-9, Purefoods TJ Titans, 20-16, and Zamboanga Valientes, 21-18, to go 3-0 in the Pool A hostilities.

Equally impressive were the Platinum squad of Karl Dehesa, Chris de Chavez, JR Alabanza and Yutien Andrada, who also prevailed over the Valientes, 21-13, the Appmasters, 21-16, and the Titans, 21-14.

The Tropang Giga, who gave lady coach Mau Belen a winning start, and Platinum, one of three guest teams in the three-a-side inaugurals, face off today in their last elims assignment to dispute the No. 1 seeding from Pool A.

The Titans, who kicked off their bid with triumphs over the Appmasters, 17-15, and Zamboanga, 21-8, finished with 2-2 and took the third quarterfinal berth in the group.

Meanwhile, Meralco and San Miguel Beer racked up back-to-back victories to assure themselves of seats to the Last-8 with a game to spare in their respective groups.

The Bolts beat Sista Super Sealers, 22-17, and Terrafirma, 21-17, to all but seal their advance in Pool B while the Beermen did the same in Pool C with identical 21-17 wins over NorthPort and Cavitex.

The scores:

Purefoods 17 – Acuna 8, Eriobu 6, Mendoza 3.

Limitless 15 – Hayes 6, Ganuelas-Rosser 4, Caduyac 3, Belencion 2.

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