Playoff-bound squads Zamboanga Family's Brand Sardines and Iloilo United Royals battle it out in the elimination round of the MPBL Lakan Cup. The two teams from the South Division eye gaining steam by gunning for more wins in spite of being already assured of a spot in the next round. The Zamboanga Family's Brand Sardines look to sustain their hot streak and extend their winning run to five. The Iloilo United Royals, on the other hand, aim to capitalize on their homecourt advantage as they intend to snap their two-game slump. The Zamboanga Family's Brand Sardines currently sit at the 5th spot with a 16-10 win-loss slate, while the Iloilo United Royals come next at the 6th place with a 15-10 win-loss card.