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By Dugout Philippines
MANILA--Racal seeks to extend its immaculate run in the 2017 PBA D-League Aspirants' Cup when it faces skidding Jose Rizal University Monday at JCSGO Gym in Quezon City.
Coach Jerry Codinera is hoping to have addressed the Tile Masters' chemistry issues as he and the team made the most of their 13-day break
"We tried to fix our teamwork kasi struggle pa rin kami. We're exposing them to crucial situations and we're hoping that later on, the trust will be there," he said, as he will bank on the quartet of Kent Salado, Rey Nambatac, Sidney Onwubere, and Jackson Corpuz.
Codinera will be engaging in a coaching chess match against his fellow PBA legend and JRU coach Vergel Meneses, who is seeking to snap the Heavy Bombers' three game losing skid.
JRU will rely on the trio of Tey Teodoro, Paolo Pontejos, and veteran Jhaps Bautista to end its slide.
Tip-off is at 5 p.m., following the duel between AMA Online Education (5-2) and Wang's Basketball (1-5) at 3 p.m.
The Titans will be welcoming back star Jeron Teng to its fray as they seek to fortify their stronghold of the top four spot.
"Di namin ina-underestimate yung kalaban. We know na mas experienced sila kaya dapat handa lang kami," said coach Mark Herrera.
The Couriers, meanwhile, are eyeing a strong bounce back from their heartbreaking 97-96 defeat to Batangas last Tuesday.
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