MANILA — Magnolia Hotshots will parade a new import for its all-important PBA Commissioner's Cup game against TNT KaTropa in the final day of the elimination round on Wednesday night.
The Philadelphia 76ers and Portland Trail Blazers both forced game sevens in their NBA second round playoff series on Thursday with a pair of bounce-back wins to stave off elimination.
Jimmy Butler scored 25 points while Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid had bounce-back games as the Philadelphia 76ers staved off elimination with a 112-101 win over Toronto to force game seven.
The Miami Heat edged closer to elimination from the NBA playoffs for the second time in three seasons on Sunday after a 117-109 defeat to the Toronto Raptors.
San Miguel may need to play most of its PBA Governors' Cup games without its superstar.