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NLEX opens Foundation Cup bid vs Big Chill today

By: - Reporter / @jwpayoINQ
/ 09:38 PM March 11, 2013

NLEX kicks off its quest for a fifth straight PBA D-League title today against a Big Chill squad trying to bounce back from a disappointing campaign in the last tournament.

With their virtual all-star cast, the Road Warriors are favored to prevail in the 4 p.m. match at Filoil Flying V Arena in San Juan.

Cebuana Lhuillier and Boracay Rum tangle in the 12 noon curtain-raiser of the three-game opener of the Foundation Cup, followed by the 2 p.m. clash between Fruitas and newcomer Jumbo Plastic.

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“We are aching to redeem ourselves,” said Big Chill coach Robert Sison, whose Superchargers bowed out of the quarterfinals.

NLEX coach Boyet Fernandez expects a tough outing, however, noting that some of his men suffered injuries during their title sweep against the Cagayan two weeks ago.

TAGS: Basketball, PBA D-League
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