Cafe France vows to be cautious ahead of BDO clash

Cafe France wants to go for a more convincing win, while Mindanao looks to bounce back from a bad beat. PBA
By Ivan Saldajeno

PASIG--Cafe France coach Egay Macaraya looks to make a controlled approach in his team's next PBA D-League Aspirants Cup match-up.

"Gustong maging agresibo ng lahat [noong last game] kaya naging out of control. Hopefully, maka-adjust kami since first game pa lang naman," Macaraya said ahead of its showdown with BDO-NU.

The Bakers will battle the Bulldogs in the first game of a scheduled doubleheader on Thursday at the Ynares Sports Arena. Tip-off is at 2 p.m.

Despite mauling Mindanao, 89-65, on Monday, Cafe France was sloppy early on, committing 13 turnovers in the first quarter alone, something Macaraya wants to avert happening anew against BDO-NU.

"Medyo mahirap lang kasi combined yung team with the old players and the new ones. Dahil dun kaya di pa kami masyadong buo," the mentor said about his roster once again built upon the core of reigning NAASCU champion CEU as he hopes the chemistry will be better sooner.

The Aguilas battle the Wang's Couriers in a battle of teams with ugly campaign starts at 4 p.m.

Wang's had an even more disastrous tip-off to its Aspirants Cup bid as it fell to Phoenix-FEU, 107-70, also on Monday.

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