NLEX seeks to extend its winning ways on Monday when the Road Warriors face Café France in the PBA D-League Aspirants Cup at the JCSGO gym.
The Road Warriors will be aiming for their fourth straight victory in the 2 p.m. game against another team that is also on a winning run in the Bakers.
NLEX has a strong shot at gaining one of the two automatic semifinal berth with its 6-1 win-loss slate following an 89-70 win over Jumbo Plastic Linoleum last Thursday.
But the Road Warriors expect a tough game against the Bakers, who are currently on a four-game winning run.
“Café France is playing well of late. I should say they are a dangerous team. We have to match their energy and intensity,” said NLEX coach Boyet Fernandez.
Café France is in a tie for fifth place with a 7-3 win-loss record and an upset win over NLEX will give the Bakers a good chance of entering the playoffs. The third to sixth ranked teams will move into the quarterfinal round.
In other matches, Wang’s Basketball (4-7) and National University-Banco De Oro (1-7) aim to get back to winning ways when they collide at 12 noon.
Cebuana Lhuillier (3-4) goes for its third straight win when it battles Air21-Arellano (1-10) at 4 p.m.
Standings: Big Chill 10-1, NLEX 6-1, Jumbo Plastic 8-3, Hog’s Breath 8-3, Cagayan Valley 7-3, Café France 7-3, Blackwater Sports 5-3, Boracay Rum 5-5, Cebuana Lhuillier 3-4, Wangs Basketball 4-7, Zambales M-Builders 2-9, NU-BDO 1-7, Derulo Accelero 1-9, Air21-Arellano 1-10.