The Bataan Risers and the Imus Bandera clash in the elimination round of the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Lakan Cup. The thriving Bandera try to shake off a slow start into the tournament as they look for their third victory. Imus recently returned to the loss column after being defeated by the San Juan Knights. On the other hand, the Risers strive for consistency as they aim for their fourth win coming off a frustrating 77-81 loss to the Parañaque Patriots. Imus' James Martinez and Bataan's Anton Asistio are expected to step up in a battle between former collegiate stars.