The Basilan Steel is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the Navotas Clutch at 4:00 P.M. on August 20, 2019 live from the Batangas City Coliseum.
The Steel is looking to make a quick bounce-back victory while the Clutch wanted to end their three-game losing slump when the 2019 MPBL Lakan Cup resumes this afternoon in Batangas.
The Basilan squad is coming from a loss against the Makati Super Crunch last August 15 at the Caloocan Sports Complex.
They were superb in several areas of that game but they failed to take advantage of their trips to the free-throw line where they shoot for only 45% (11-of-24). Also, they committed 21 turnovers which gave their opponent a chance to control the game.
Jay Collado led the Steel on during that showdown with his double-double effort where he delivered 13 markers and 11 boards.
For the Clutch, on the other hand, three days ago they absorbed another defeat versus the Bicol Volcanoes at the Baliwag Star Arena.
Rebounding and points in the paint are the areas where Bicol used to pound them hard and dominate that match.
Clutch’s Ryan Buenafe was their leading scorer during that contest where he gave 15 points and five assists for his team.