The Star Hotshots is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the Meralco Bolts at 3:00 P.M. on January 28, 2017 in Ynares Center, Antipolo.
Star Hotshots is looking to strengthen its standings and join Alaska and TnT for the second slot while Meralco will use this game as a chance to figure out what went wrong this conference.
If Star win this game then it will give them an official seat to the 2016-17 PBA Philippine Cup QuarterFinals round. Hotshots is currently on a streak with a back-to-back win, their recent victory was against Blackwater Elite 111-95.
Star Hotshots head coach Chito Victolero who took over as the bench Captain is pleased with the performance of the team.
“I told them na ito na yung start ng playoffs namin. I know the boys are mentally tough. They’re veterans and I can see that even in practice, they have a sense of urgency while enjoying ourselves,” he said.
“Hopefully sa susunod naming games madala namin yung consistency namin on defense.”
Merlaco’s Cliff Hodge stepped up in their last outing in terms of scoring against Rain or Shine. Hodge was named as the Best Player of the Game.