RAIN or Shine and Talk ‘N Text will stake their share of the second spot when they face separate foes today in the 40th Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Commissioner’s Cup elimination round at the Araneta Coliseum.
The Elasto Painters bearing a 7-3 win-loss slate will battle Kia Carnival at 3 p.m. while Talk ‘N Text takes on the Alaska Aces at 5:15 p.m.
The Tropang Texters and the Elasto Painters are vying for a twice-to-beat advantage to strengthen their chances of making it to the eight-team quarterfinals because at the end of the single round-robin elimination, there will be no playoff games and all ties will be resolved through a quotient tiebreaker.
The top two finishers will carry a twice-to-beat advantage. The No. 1 team facing No. 8, No. 2 meeting No. 7, No. 3 faces No. 6 and No. 4 will go against No. 5 in a best-of-three affair.