Racal, Tanduay shoot for championship berths

first_imgPanelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos The Tile Masters hope to end their long wait for a championship berth against a Cafe France squad raring to avenge its narrow loss in Game 1 last Tuesday.Tanduay also seeks to nail a finals berth against top seed Cignal-San Beda in Game 2 of their own series at 3 p.m.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnWith their veterans coming up with noteworthy outings in the series opener, the Rhum Masters stunned the Hawkeyes, 66-55, to also snap an eight-game winning streak by the No. 1 seed.Tanduay coach Lawrence Chongson is bracing for a strong response from the Hawkeyes, who got off to a flat start in Game 1 and really never found their rhythm against the Rhum Masters’ smothering defense. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Bad Boys for Life’ debuts so good with box office top spot Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely But Racal coach Jerry Codiñera knows closing out the Bakers, one of only four clubs to win a D-League title, won’t be a cakewalk.“The name of the game is we have to be patient,” said Codiñera. “Anything can happen, anything is possible. We expected a down-the-wire affair in Game 1 and we expect nothing less from that in Game 2.” Kobe, Kiefer in NBA? ‘1917’ takes top honor at the Producers Guild Awards Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties ‘It’s not my shame’: Why Filipino women are calling out sexual misconduct on social media Duterte promises to look for funds to establish rail transport in Cebucenter_img View comments Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home LATEST STORIES Its confidence boosted by a pulsating victory two days ago, Racal shoots for a first finals appearance in the PBA D-League when it clashes with Cafe France on Thursday in Game 2 of the Aspirants’ Cup semifinals at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “We know Cignal will come out with adjustments,” said Chongson. “At this stage, it’s a bar-room brawl and only the strong will survive.”Chongson was happy to see ex-pros Jerwin Gaco and Mark Cruz rise to the occasion in Game 1.Cignal coach Boyet Fernandez remained positive for Game 2 even after watching his team miss all its 17 attempts from beyond the arc in the series opener.“I just told them that it’s not yet over,” said Fernandez.Sidney Onwubere buried a triple as time expired to lift Racal to an 88-86 win in the series opener and also put to waste Bakers center Rod Ebondo’s 30-point explosion.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img

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