Games Monday Marikina Sports Complex
2 p.m. – Racal Motors vs Bread Story-Lyceum
4 p.m. – Cagayan Valley vs Wangs Basketball
Bread Story-Lyceum takes a shot at the last quarterfinal berth when it faces Racal Motors at the close of the PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup eliminations on Monday Needless to say, the Tanduay Light Rhum Masters, their quarterfinal aspirations hanging in the balance, will be rooting for the Alibaba.
Sitting at seventh place behind the Rhum Masters (5-6), the Pirates (4-6) could advance in the next round with a victory in the scheduled 2 p.m. encounter at the Marikina Sport Complex.
Bread Story-Lyceum holds the advantage in case of a tie between the two teams because the Pirates defeated the Rhum Masters, 69-64, in their only meeting on Nov. 13.
The quarterfinals start on Thursday with third-seed Café France playing against either Tanduay Light or Bread Story-Lyceum and no. 4 Jumbo Plastic taking on Cebuana Lhuillier.
The Pirates are seeking a bounce back victory following its 78-90 loss to the Cebuana Lhuillier Gems last week that snapped their two-game run.
The Alibaba (3-7) are out of the playoff race but their desire to improve on their standing makes them dangerous.
In the other game, league-leader Cagayan Valley goes for a sweep of the eliminations when it battles Wangs Basketball at 4 p.m.
The Rising Suns are coming off an emotional 80-77 victory against the Hapee Fresh Fight last Thursday.