Title faves Caida, Cafe France square off

Jonathan Grey looks to help Caida score its fourth straight win. PBA (file photo)

By Ivan Saldajeno

PASIG--In a potential finals preview, Caida and Cafe France-CEU battle it off for the right to remain unblemished in the PBA D-League Aspirants Cup at the Ynares Sports Arena on Thursday.

Currently tied with the Phoenix-FEU Accelerators at the top with identical 3-0 records, the Tile Masters and the Bakers will face each other at 4 p.m., right after the Tanduay-Wang's match at 2 p.m.

Both teams' coaches expressed positive feedback to each other for their leadership in bringing them to a share of the first spot of the league table.

"I think Caida is the team to beat this conference. Hopefully, the boys play a much better game para maka-compete kami sa kanila," said Cafe France coach Egay Macaraya.

"They're a champion team. They're experienced and they're really good. They know how to adjust. It's going to be a tough game," Caida mentor Caloy Garcia said on the other hand.

Meanwhile, the curtain-raiser features the Rhum Masters and the Couriers going for their second win plus a chance to tie the UP-QRS-JAM Fighting Maroons in fourth place.

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