The home team Marikina Shoemasters square off with the visiting Muntinlupa Cagers in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Lakan Cup. Both teams go head-to-head with a need to satiate their hunger for survival. The Shoemasters carry a 2-12 win-loss record, while the Cagers hold a nearly identical 3-12 win-loss slate. Marikina banks on shooting guard Yves Sazon to lead the squad to back-to-back triumphs. On the opposite side of the court, Muntinlupa relies on small forward Biboy Enguio to help the team snap its crippling seven-game losing skid.