The Iloilo United Royals and the Rizal Golden Coolers are set for a showdown in the elimination round of the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Lakan Cup. The United Royals look to keep their fire burning as they eye their sixth straight win at the expense of the Golden Coolers. Iloilo accomplished a five-game winning run after defeating the Caloocan Supremos in their previous game, leading them to hold the fifth spot of the South Division team standings with a 14-8 win-loss card. On the other hand, the cellar-dwelling team from Rizal try to gain momentum from their last victory to stay in the win column. The Golden Coolers ended their eight-game drought with a 77-73 victory against the Sarangani Marlins.