The harrowing Parañaque Patriots battle it out against the struggling Pampanga Giant Lanterns in the MPBL Lakan Cup elimination round. The Giant Lanterns attempt to shake off the rust to snap their two-game losing streak. They currently hold the seventh spot of the North Division rankings with a 13-9 win-loss slate. On the other side of the court, the Patriots target to bounce back after an 11-point loss in their last match against the Bicol Volcanoes. They sit at the bottom half of the division rankings with an 8-14 win-loss card.