The Batang Pier are looking to duplicate their 2015 best start of the conference while the Dyip will attempt to regain their winning momentum when PBA resumes this afternoon in Antipolo.
The antagonists of the NCAA Season 94 Finals will have their rematch but this time around as professional basketball players.
Both rookies made a stellar debut, they prove that they’re ready for the pro-league. Bolick scored 26 points in his first game against the Blackwater Elite while CJ Perez had his own version of 26 markers when he played their season opener against the defending champion, the San Miguel Beermen.
Yet, the top overall pick and the third pick of the 2018 PBA Draft also both struggled in their respective second games.
With coach Topix Robinson guiding the Phoenix Pulse Fuel Masters, Perez scoring abilities was put into a slightly halt. Knowing his former player in LPU Pirates, Perez only managed to deliver 10 points for Columbian.
“Tomorrow better day for CJ kasi kilala ni (Phoenix assistant) coach Topex (Robinson). Iyung tendencies and everything, kilalang-kilala si CJ. At saka di lang natulungan si CJ. Maraming absent na players, masama laro. Hopefully, we can all bounce back tomorrow.” said Columbian head coach Johnedel Cardel.