The Star Hotshots is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the Blackwater Elite at 4:15 P.M. on January 25, 2017 in Cuneta Astrodome.
Blackwater Elite is aiming for a solo third spot in the ongoing 2016-17 PBA Philippine Cup standings while Star Hotshots wanted to hop in and qualify to the next round.
More than one week of rest, Star is looking fresh when they tackle Blackwater this afternoon. Paul Lee and company shown stability in the physical fourth quarter game in their previous game against the TnT KaTropa.
They pushed KaTropa to commit 21 turnovers and converted it to 21 Star points. Ian Sangalang was the main-man of that game where he scored 14 points and grabbed 6 rebounds.
By now, probably Mac Belo already aware the intensity of the PBA fans especially playing against Barangay Ginebra.
This year’s top rookie scored 16 points and grabbed 9 rebounds but Blackwater fell short behind the aggressiveness of Scottie Thompson.
This will be the last game for the Elite in the elimination round and it’s like a do-or-die game for them considering they’re currently at the eighth spot.