Elite seek outright semis slot vs WavesBy Jasmine W. Payo
Philippine Daily Inquirer
Blackwater Sports goes for another shot at the outright semifinal berth today when it tackles Boracay Rum in the PBA D-League Foundation Cup at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.
Spoiled by a surging NLEX last week, the Elite remained favored to improve their leading 7-2 record in their 2 p.m. date with the Waves (5-4).
“We still maintain a positive mindset,” said coach Leo Isaac of his Elite, who took a 73-81 setback to the defending champion Road Warriors. “We are looking forward to winning our remaining two games in the eliminations.”
NLEX, running second at 6-2, aims to stretch its winning run to seven games against the eliminated Informatics at 4 p.m., while EA Regens Med hopes to stay in the upper half of the standings versus Jumbo Plastic at 12 noon.
The top two teams at the end of the eliminations will jump straight to the Final Four, while the next four squads tangle in the quarterfinals.
The Road Warriors, meanwhile, expect to sustain their strong run even minus head coach Boyet Fernandez, who joined the US training of his NCAA team San Beda.