Arguably the hottest team in the league right now, Tanduay guns for its fifth straight win on Thursday as it continues to search for a spot in the top four of the 2016 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup against the skidding BDO-NU at Ynares Sports Arena.
“Our only hope is a sweep, and that will only give us the number three spot,” said coach Lawrence Chongson, with his target solely focused on the twice-to-beat incentives in the quarterfinals.
The Rhum Masters are coming off of a morale-boosting 79-74 victory over CafeFrance to deal the league leaders its first defeat on Monday.
However, BDO-NU is still a dangerous squad, with coach Eric Altamirano’s wards aching to stop its two-game losing skid.
Game time is at 4 p.m., following the 2 p.m. matchup between UP QRS/ JAM Liner and Wangs Basketball.
The Maroons are looking to go back to the winning column, this time against the lowly Couriers, as they hope to once again rise in what is a roller coaster of a conference for the team.
They are coming off of a humiliating 118-86 defeat to Caida Tile last Tuesday despite the best efforts of Diego Dario, Kevin Ferrer, and Gelo Alolino.
But Wangs has had worse luck, going winless in almost a month after losing four straight outings. Its last conquest came way back in January 28, when Gwynne Capacio captained a come-from-behind stunner against Mindanao.