Cafe France's Macaraya hopes for continuation of late Game 1 rally in early Game 2 tipoff

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By Ivan Saldajeno

SAN JUAN, MM--Cafe France-CEU coach Egay Macaraya believes that his team can continue from where it left off in Game 1 of the PBA D-League Aspirants Cup Finals ahead of Game 2 against Phoenix-FEU.

The Bakers pulled off an 18-3 run within the last 4:30 of the game to make the Thursday opener interesting only that the Accelerators held on.

"I saw something that will make a difference in the second game. Hopefully, we could have a good start in the next game," said Macaraya.

He also thought that the team, the reigning Foundation Cup holders, was overconfident in the opener of the five-game series.

"Ang pangit lang, naisip na ng mga bata na overachiever na kami. We know it," Macaraya uttered in particular.

He, however, reiterated, "As a coach, and I know the boys also know it, ang gusto talaga namin is yung championship."

Both Cafe France-CEU and Phoenix-FEU return to action on Tuesday in a rare early start at 12 p.m. at the FilOil Flying V Centre.

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