DEFENDING champion Armed Forces of the Philippines and newcomer Department of Environment Natural Resources try to seal a title duel when they go for series clinching wins against their semis rivals on Sunday in the 8th UNTV Cup at Paco Arena in Manila.
Determined to become the first back-to-back champions of the annual tournament for public servants, the AFP Cavaliers try to put away the Judiciary Magis in Game 2 of their best-of-three series at 3:30 p.m.
Working behind a well-balanced attack, the Cavaliers took the opener 79-74 last Sunday to move within the threshold of securing their fourth finals appearance in the event organized by UNTV President and CEO Dr. Daniel Razon.
Backstopped by former national team members Eugene Tan and Boyet Bautista, the Cavaliers own the distinction as the winningest team in the league with three titles.
The DENR Warriors are also favored to prevail over the National Housing Authority Builders in their 5 p.m. showdown.