The Pampanga Giant Lanterns take on the Rizal Golden Coolers in the elimination round of the MPBL Lakan Cup. The Giant Lanterns target to extend their four-game winning streak and sustain their momentum to book a playoff ticket. They currently hold the solo sixth spot in the North Division standings with a 17-9 win-loss slate. On the other side of the court, the Golden Coolers aim to snap their four-game losing streak to improve their dismal 4-20 win-loss card. They sit near the bottom of the division rankings.