林芝楼凤

Modest goal

first_imgLATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Coach Nash Racela of TNT KaTropa has a very modest objective in the elimination round of the PBA Philippine Cup.“Our target is to finish in the top six and make sure that we’re not at a disadvantage [in the quarterfinals],” he said as his fourth-running Texters try to firm up their position heading into the round’s homestretch at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay.ADVERTISEMENT “If we get a shot at finishing in the top two, then we will definitely go for it,” he added as the race for those berths, as the elimination round heads into its final three weeks, is centered among three teams at the moment.Tournament format calls for Nos. 1 and 2 to draw the eighth- and seventh-seeded squads, respectively, needing to win just once in the first round to advance to the Final Four.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThat looks like a tall order for teams that would face three-time defending champion San Miguel Beer, Magnolia or Alaska. The Beermen, leading the way with a 6-1 record, are possibly two wins away from nailing a win-once advantage.The Texters are a full two games behind San Miguel and 1.5 games behind joint second placers the Gin Kings and the red-hot Aces. And TNT won’t be facing the top three teams anymore, taking away its chance to pull the top squads down. To creep even closer, they must take care of dangerous Phoenix Petroleum in the 4:30 p.m. game Wednesday and hope that the three teams ahead of them lose some games.Finishing at the third to sixth spots would mean landing in a best-of-three series, a far better alternative than needing to win twice against the top seeds—which is where coach Louie Alas of Phoenix could fall depending on the result of this virtually make-or-break duel for his hard-fighting Fuel Masters.Phoenix is in a four-way tie for sixth going into this game at 3-4. Another defeat would put them on shaky ground.Barangay Ginebra, the back-to-back Governors’ Cup champion, is also in the same boat as Phoenix, but the Gin Kings are in for a relatively easier time in the 7 p.m. contest in their collision with lowly KIA Picanto.The Kings will be coming off a loss to NLEX last Saturday but are expected to steamroll their way past the Picanto and eliminate KIA from further contention formally.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ View comments Yes, Ancajas is his own kind of warrior Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Yearlast_img read more