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Phoenix eyes solo lead against Tanduay

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By Ivan Saldajeno

PASIG--After giving way to the FIBA OQT, the PBA D-League swings back to action with a doubleheader capped by a huge match at the Ynares Sports Arena on Tuesday.

Phoenix looks to move to the top of the standings in a showdown with Tanduay at 6 p.m.

Currently tied with the idle Cafe France-CEU Bakers at number one with identical 5-1 slates after a shock loss before the break, the Accelerators can leapfrog to the summit again with a win against the Rhum Masters.

"Hindi joke na kalaban yun. We have to play the game correctly, because if not, we'll pay for it and we'll lose the game. We need to give our best effort," said Phoenix coach Eric Gonzales.

In the curtain raiser at 4 p.m., Racal, which handed Phoenix their first loss, eyes to inch closer in the leaderboard against the still winless Mindanao.

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