|A win could put the Knights in a better position to lock the third seed. PBA Media Group (file photo)|
By Dugout Philippines
MANILA--Petron-Letran and Go for Gold-CSB have the same idea on their minds: boost their chances to the 2019 PBA D-League playoffs when they collide on Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.
Both teams are riding high with their two-game win streaks, but only one will come out with a third straight victory in the 2 p.m. game.
For the Knights, a chance to tighten their grip on the no. 3 spot in the Aspirants Group is on the line.
"Baka mabigyan tayo ng chance na makaabante sa next round, so every game, we have to prepare and execute," said coach Bonnie Tan as his side sports a 5-2 win-loss record.
Petron-Letran is coming off a tight 91-90 squeaker over St. Clare College Virtual Reality last April 23, where Alvin Pasaol and Jerrick Balanza took charge.
Meanwhile, the Scratchers have found their footing after a slow start to the season and coach Charles Tiu expressed glee with how his side are performing in the second half of the eliminations.
Go for Gold-CSB scored a big 101-92 triumph over Che'Lu Bar and Grill last April 15, with Roosevelt Adams and Justin Gutang showing the way.
"I like how we're battling and staying composed," said Tiu as he looks to improve his team's 3-3 slate.
St. Clare College Virtual Reality (4-2) is aiming to get back in the playoff hunt when it takes on McDavid (1-6) at 12 p.m., as Marinerong Pilipino (3-3) and Diliman College-Gerry's Grill (3-3) part ways in a Foundation Group duel at 4 p.m.
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