No team will enjoy a home court advantage as the games will be held at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City and squads will try to make their move and avoid falling deeper in the team standings. #MPBL
Both the Frontrow-backed Stars and the ADG Construction-supported Giant Lanterns are coming off back-to-back victories, but only one them could sustain that winning run when they square off in their 6:30 p.m. encounter.
Chris Bitoon and Aris Dionisio, Manila’s 1-2 punch, led a balance attack by the Stars, who posted their fourth win in five games and won two in a row at home.
Richard Escoto presided on the team’s offense, finishing with a double-double performance of 19 points and 11 rebounds while leading the United Royals to a morale-boosting victory over his former squad. Escoto along with head coach Eric Gonzales were some of the former members of last season’s Risers’ squad. #MPBL
Patrick Cabahug drilled in 27 points, including five triples, but got plenty of help from his teammates, most notably Will McAloney, Edrian Lao, Victor Nuñez and Michael Cenita who stepped up when needed the most as the Casino Ethyl Alcohol-backed Sharks came back from 15 points down in the first half before completing a win. #MPBL
The Knights squandered a 21-point lead in the first period, but kept their composure all game long on their way to preserving a 74-72 win over the Pasay Voyagers. #MPBL
The home team Clutch will host the Rizal Golden Coolers in the main game at 9 p.m. right after the first two matches, which feature three teams trying to get into the win column. #MPBL
The Basilan Steel went through some anxious moments before ripping the Bicol Volcanoes, 94-83, to make a good impression as one of the top tier teams in the 31-team cast put up by Senator Manny Pacquiao with PBA legend and former MVP Kenneth Duremdes serving as commissioner. #MPBL
Starting June 12, teams can now get two Fil-foreign players and include them in their 20-man roster (15 to play). These Fil-foreign players, however, should not exceed the 6-foot-4 height limit.
“Grabe yung nilaro ng mga players, they didn’t give up. Thank you, Lord, hindi mo kami pinabayaan. Hindi man namin nakuha sa home court, in the end, champion pa rin kami.” – Randy Alcantara #MPBL