PBA Lakas Ng Tatlo resumes


SISTA Super Sealers bids to become the first team to win back-to-back leg titles in the Philippine Basketball Association 3×3 Lakas Ng Tatlo which resumes on Saturday at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.

The Super Sealers open their campaign for a second straight title against the Cavitex Braves in Pool A at 2 p.m.

Composed of RJ Argamino, Prince Rivero, Leo De Vera and Kenneth Mocon, the Super Sealers of Coach Juven Formacil defeated guest team Pioneer Pro Tibay in last week’s Leg 3 for the championship.

Aside from Sista and Cavitex, also grouped in Pool A are Platinum Karaoke, Limitless Appmasters and Zamboanga Valientes MLV.

The Appmasters-Valientes match comes right after at 2:25 p.m. in the second of a heavy 16-game opening day schedule.

Previous leg runner up Pioneer Pro Tibays heads Pool B and will face San Miguel Beer in its opening foray at 2:50 p.m. Also in the group are Barangay Ginebra and Leg 2 champion Meralco Bolts.

Terrafirma 3X3, meanwhile, is bunched in Pool C together with tournament top scorer Joseph Eriobu and the Purefoods TJ Titans, NorthPort Batang Pier and maiden leg champion TnT Tropang Giga led by Almond Vosotros.

The Dyip open hostilities in their group against the Batang Pier at 3:15 p.m.

Six more games are in store in the second day of pool play on Sunday prior to the knockout stage.

The top 3 teams in Pool A join the top 2 in Pools B and C in the quarterfinals, with the eighth and final berth to be disputed by the No. 3 teams in Pool B and Pool C.

Winner of the leg gets P100,000, while P50,000 will go to the runner up, and P30,000 to the third placer.

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