SUBIC BAY, FREEPORT ZONE—The Makati Super Crunch and the Basilan Steel arrived here on Monday to complete the roster of teams contending for the MPBL Chooks-to-Go Lakan Season division championships and the national title.
In the SBMA bubble since Friday are the San Juan Knights and the Davao Occidental Tigers.
After undergoing antigen tests and a brief rest, the Steel and Super Crunch alternately worked out at the gym and pool inside the quarantine hotel early evening.
They were eager to catch up with the Knights and the Tigers, who have familiarized themselves with the floor condition and ring bounce of the Subic Bay Gym, which will be closed to the public on Wednesday for the deciding Game 3s of the North and South division finals.
Davao Occidental and Basilan will dispute the South title first, followed by the Makati-San Juan showdown for the North crown. Game times will be known on Tuesday.
The division series will be best-of-five starting on March 12. Game 2 is on March 14 while Game 3 is on March 16.
Also in the bubble are MPBL officials led by commissioner Kenneth Duremdes and deputy commissioner Zaldy Realubit.
Makati coach Beaujing Acot is happy for the opportunity to complete the Lakan Season, which got sidetracked on March 11 last year.
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