Phoenix goes for the jugular against Cafe France in Aspirants Cup finals
Phoenis coach Eric Gonzales hopes to prevent Cafe France from extending the series. Jerome Ascano

PHOENIX Petroleum-Far Eastern University looks to finish off Cafe France in the PBA D-League Aspirants Cup finals Game Four on Tuesday at The Arena in San Juan.

The match starts at 3 p.m.

The Accelerators hold a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five series and Phoenix coach Eric Gonzales hopes to prevent the Bakers from forcing a decider.

“Kung pwede na naming tapusin, tatapusin na namin,” Gonzales said. “Pero hindi ‘yun ganun kadali dahil defending champion sila. Mahirap silang talunin.”

The Accelerators won Game Three, 85-84, on Roger Pogoy’s game-winning triple.

CafeFrance coach Egay Macaraya is confident his players can bounce back from that sorry loss.

”This was a good game and hopefully on Game Four, ganun pa rin. Even though this was a sorry loss, I don't think ibibigay ng boys yung series na ito so we'll try our best to bounce back,” Macaraya said.

Carl Bryan Cruz looks to atone his missed free throws in Game Three that opened the door for Phoenix Petroleum to steal the victory.


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