Racal looks to stay perfect as Tanduay guns for share of lead in clash of D-League heavyweights
Fans line up outside the Big Dome prior to a PBA game. Jaime Campos

RACAL will stake its unblemished record against Tanduay in the PBA D-League Aspirants' Cup at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig on Tuesday. 

In the 1 p.m. match pitting two title contenders, the Tile Masters hope to preserve their immaculate 4-0 card. But Racal coach Jerry Codinera knows it won't be an easy task.

"Malakas yung Tanduay. May mga blue chip players sila. We'll just be ready," said Codinera.

The Rhum Masters, on the other hand, own a 3-1 record and hope to gain a share of the lead with a win over Racal.

Meanwhile, Cafe France also hopes to keep pace with the leaders as they take on Wangs in the 11 a.m. tussle.

Cafe France coach Egay Macaraya expects nothing less than a cutthroat battle against the Couriers who are led by Rey Publico and Marlon Gomez.  The veteran mentor is looking at his rookies to step up as well as they look to improve a 3-1 card.

"I'm praying na mag-step up lahat ng mga rookies ko kasi in the long run (makakatulong) ma-manage yung time lalo sa mga main guys ko," Macaraya said.

The Couriers are in the lower half of the standings with a 1-3 card. 

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