The Hotshots go back to the court against the Road Warriors at 7:15 p.m.
Magnolia has not played since its 95-77 victory over Phoenix on June 24 that earned the Hotshots their second straight win and an even 2-2 win-loss record.
The Hotshots get a boost with Abueva eligible to play on Saturday after serving his one-game suspension for an unsportsmanlike conduct during their match against Barangay Ginebra on June 19.
Magnolia is in a share of sixth place with Meralco, and is looking to get in contention for a twice-to-beat incentives in the quarterfinals.
Magnolia looks to stretch its win steak to three.
But Magnolia is facing a formidable opponent as it faces an NLEX team that has won two straight games.
The Road Warriors are fresh from their 114-108 overtime victory over Phoenix last Thursday in a match that saw Calvin Oftana draining two crucial threes in regulation to send the contest into an extra period.
In the first game, San Miguel goes for the solo lead when it goes up against struggling NorthPort.
The Beermen will battle the Batang Pier at 5:15 p.m. with the goal of winning their sixth game and move even closer to advancing to the quarterfinals.
San Miguel won over Rain or Shine, 99-93, on Wednesday for a 5-1 win-loss record. It now shares first place with Barangay Ginebra following its 105-89 victory over Converge last Friday.
The Beermen face the Batang Pier, who are looking to snap a four-game losing streak. NorthPort lost to TNT, 117-112, last Wednesday.
We are now on Quento! Download the app to enjoy more articles and videos from SPIN.ph and other Summit Media websites.