MANILA, Philippines – TNT Tropang Giga and Purefoods TJ Giants swept their way to the knockout stages of the opening leg of the PBA 3 × 3 third conference at Robinsons Magnolia on Saturday.
Tropang Giga and the Giants both have similar 3-0 records in their respective pools to advance to the quarter-finals played on Sunday at the same venue.
New acquisitions Ping Eximiano and Grian Mendoza regularly teamed up with Almond Vosotros and Samby de Leon as Trapang started their campaign on a high note by beating Giga Zamboanga Valiantes 21-16.
They then added Terafirma (21-12) and Barangay Ginebra (21-15) to their prey list to end the unbeaten pool game at Pool A.
On the other hand, the giants, Joseph Eriobu, Jade Mendoza, Antonio Bonsubre and Pao Xavilona Cavitex (21-12), Master Sardines (21-19), and Unlimited App (19-16) depending on the familiarity and solidarity of the pool one by one. C to remain similarly intact.
Also in the next round berths are Barenge Genebra (2-1) in Pool A, and Platinum Karaoke (1-0) and San Miguel in Pool D (1-0).
Under the revised format of the 14-team tournament, the top two finishers from each of the four groups will advance to the knockout stages.
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