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Meralco put defending champion Barangay Ginebra San Miguel in danger of missing the quarterfinals after posting a 79-66 victory in the PBA Philippine Cup at the Don Honorio Ventura State University in Bacolor, Pampanga.

The Bolts led right from the beginning, then recovered from a sluggish third quarter to secure a victory that had no bearing in their quarterfinal position since they had secured a twice-to-beat advantage the other day against the NLEX Road Warriors.

Ginebra finished the elims at 4-7, and will need a NorthPort win against Alaska in the second game to gain a playoff for the No. 8 against Phoenix Super LPG. A Batang Pier loss, however, will eliminate the Gin Kings from the quarters while sending the Fuel Masters to a playoff for No. 8 with the Terrafirma Dyip.

Source: Manila Bulletin (