Manila's path to redemption in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) is on the right path, but the shadow of his conqueror last season, San Juan, still seems to be great as the two contenders offer their chooks -To resume To-To-League. Go into the MPBL Lakan season on Monday.
The stars open the year in their home country and compete against the low Rizal Golden Coolers. However, they also keep an eye on the duel between San Juan and Navotas in the earlier game around
San Andre's sports complex in Manila.
With San Juan (20-3) and Manila (20-4) at 1: 2 in the tough Northern League, every result counts as they fight for the top position, which means a home advantage in the playoffs.
This home advantage was crucial for the Knights last season when they defeated the stars in the crucial home game in the North Final.
"Every game is a must now because we're moving up to number one," said Manila coach Tino Pinat, who relies on PBA drafters Aris Dionisio and Chris Bitoon, as well as former PBA players Gabby Espinas and Carlo Lastimosa will and Ronnie Matias. INQ
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