The Star Hotshots is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the Talk n’ Text KaTropa Texters at 7:00 P.M. on January 15, 2017 in Smart Araneta Coliseum.
TnT KaTropa is looking to improve its current standings at 4-3 and join Rain or Shine and GlobalPort in the second position in the ongoing 2016-17 PBA Philippine Cup.
Star Hotshots finds themselves at 3-4 and winning consecutive games should start now to qualify in the next round.
TnT KaTropa started the year with a loss against NLEX who seems found its core players to build for the future. Jayson Castro Williams scored 17 points in that game while Kris Rosales and Moala Tautuaa each contributed 15 points.
Just like TnT, Star still looking for its win since Christmas and New Year. In their most recent game, they gave a scare to Alaska Aces as the game needed an extra period to decide which team take home the W.
Allein Maliksi tied the game after he launched a three-pointer less than 2 minutes remaining in the fourth quarter. However, the Hotshots forward went cold in the rest of the quarter including in the overtime.
Maliksi led Star in scoring with his 15 points.