UNBEATEN squads Cagayan Valley and Hogs Breath Café face each other in the PBA D-League Aspirants Cup on Thursday at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.
The Rising Suns try to win their fifth straight contest against the Razorbacks in their 4 p.m. encounter.
Cagayan Valley coach Alvin Pua, however, stressed that the team still lacks consistency despite their tremendous start. The Rising Suns are coming off a nail-biting 104-100 victory over winless Derulo Accelero on Monday.
“4-0 nga kami pero lagi kaming dumadaan sa butas ng karayom,” said Pua.
The Razorbacks are expected to play without concurrent Letran head coach Caloy Garcia, whose game coincides with Game Two of the NCAA finals against San Beda.
Hogs Breath will play for only its second game of the conference and is coming off a 13-day break after defeating Air21-Arellano, 80-69, on October 31.
Meanwhile, Boracay Rum aims to snap its two-game losing run against winless National University-Banco De Oro at 12 p.m.
The Waves have a 1-2 record after losses to Blackwater Sports and Café France.
NU-BDO is also coming off an incredible loss last November 4 when Big Chill scored a 92-91 victory despite holding a four-point lead with just 11 seconds to play in the game.
Jumbo Plastic Linoleum and Zambales M-Builders also try to get back on the winning track when they face each other at 2 p.m.
Jumbo Plastic lost to Big Chill, 69-83, last week after a 2-0 start, while Zambales was stunned by erstwhile winless Air21-Arellano, 73-77, on Monday.
Meanwhile, Jumbo Plastic has acquired Perpetual Help guard Harold Arboleda to beef up its line-up for the Zambales match-up.