WATCH: San Miguel vs Phoenix Super LPG [2020 Philippine Cup | November 5, 2020]

It’s back to some sort of normalcy for San Miguel Beer and Phoenix Super LPG.

After playing in unfamiliar circumstances during a historic quadruple bill the Beermen and Fuel Masters return to a schedule they are more at ease with Thursday, hoping for more favorable results.

They have every reason to be for their collision capping the day’s tripleheader determines who punches a ticket to the quarterfinals of the PBA Philippine Cup at the Smart 5G-powered AUF Sports Arena in Angeles City.

Despite seeing action in a morning game for the first time ever SMB still eked out a 90-88 overtime win over Blackwater last Tuesday while Phoenix played in an early afternoon game and yet had little problem fashioning a cruising 116-94 romp over Terrafirma.

Those victories gave each five wins and practically ensured their inclusion among the eight teams advancing to the quarterfinals following the 11-game eliminations.

Based on past results of tournaments with the same format, six wins are enough for a quarterfinals ticket and that security is what SMB and Phoenix are both aiming for.

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