The Manila Stars is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the Iloilo United Royals at 8:30 P.M. on August 26, 2019 live from the San Andres Sports Complex, Malate, Manila.
The Stars will have its opportunity to share top spot in the standings by logging a victory while the United Royals will try to extend its winning streak to three straight when the 2019 MPBL Lakan Cup continues in San Andres Sports Complex this evening.
The Manila squad is coming from a victory against the Valenzuela SPV Top Marketplace last August 19 at the Cuneta Astrodome.
Battle in the free-throw line was one of the barometers in that match where Manila able to convert 20/27 (74%) in their trips to the charity stripe compared to Valenzuela’s 10/23 (43%).
Christopher Bitoon led the Stars in scoring during that basketball showdown where he delivered 15 points along with his six dimes.
For the Ilonggo group, on the other hand, they’re coming from a huge victory versus the Marikina Shoemasters last August 22 at the Bataan People’s Center.
They used their speed to dominate their opponent as they outscored the Shoemasters in fastbreak points, 51-41.
Rodel Samboy De Leon led the United Royals with his 14 points and seven boards.