The Alaska Aces is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the Star Hotshots at 7:00 P.M. on January 11, 2017 in Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Both teams came from a defeat and currently tied at 3-3 slate in the ongoing 2016-17 PBA Philippine Cup. One thing is certain after the game, one team will take the solo third spot while the other will go down and join Ginebra.
Alaska Aces is fresh from its almost three weeks rest and looking forward to bounce back after their loss against the TnT KaTropa.
Calvin Abueva was on beast-mode on that game where he logged 18 points and 12 rebounds while teammate Vic Manual dominated the paint with his 16 points.
Both players were having stellar performance but the Aces unable to stop Troy Rosario from three-point territory where he converted six out of nine tries.
Star Hotshots had a blue Christmas last December 25, 2016 where they bowed down to its rival Barangay Ginebra.
Marc Pingris got a double-double performance with 14 points and 16 rebounds but not enough to topple Japeth Aguilar version of double-double. Ginebra forward scored 32 points and 12 rebounds.