The Purefoods-Star Hotshots is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the Mahindra Floodbuster at 4:15 P.M. on April 5, 2017 in Smart Araneta Coliseum.
The Hotshots is looking to extend its winning streak to four and continue to remain hot this conference while Mahindra aim for a bounce-back after a loss against the Aces.
Jio Jalalon was the declared hero of the NLEX vs Star game last March 17. The Road Warriors got an opportunity to log its first win but unable to protect its lead in the final quarter.
Hotshots rookie scored 16 points which includes the buzzer-beater shot that makes Star still undefeated this second conference.
Tony Mitchell who got slapped with early foul troubles added 23 points and 15 rebounds.
After playing an undefeated team (Alaska Aces) last Wednesday, the Floodbuster is scheduled for another one today.
After getting down by 13 points going to the fourth quarter, Mahindra made a scoring surge and outscored the Aces 31-24 in the final quarter.
However, the run wasn’t enough to topple Alaska as Mahindra absorbed another loss.
James White led the Floodbuster with his 30 points and 14 rebounds who will be replaced by a new foreign hire named Keith Wright.