NLEX seeks to stay on top of the team standings as well as take the twice-to-beat quarterfinal advantage in the PBA Governors’ Cup when it takes Magnolia on Sunday at the Ynares Center in Antipolo City.
The Road Warriors take on the Hotshots at 6:45 p.m.
NLEX is on a four-game winning streak takig the solo lead with a 7-1 win-loss record after TNT lost to Barangay Ginebra on Friday in overtime.
The Manny Harris-led Road Warriors look to keep the top spot as they battle Romeo Travis and the Hotshots, who are eyeing a place in the top four and a twice-to-beat incentive in the quarterfinals.
The Hotshots beat Phoenix Pulse, 97-81, to win their second straight game. They are in sixth spot but only a game behind fourth-placer Barangay Ginebra (6-4).
Magnolia can tie San Miguel with a win on Sunday as the Beermen dropped to fifth place with a loss to Rain or Shine on Saturday in Lapu Lapu City.
Meralco is also going for a twice-to-beat advantage as it battles NorthPort at 4:30 p.m.
The Bolts, on a four-game winning streak, are in a share of second place with TNT and a win will allow them to secure the twice-to-beat edge in the quarterfinals.
The Batang Pier are in a must-win situation, in eighth spot with a 3-5 record. Alaska is in ninth place with a 3-6 card, while Rain or Shine, fresh from its win over San Miguel, is in 10th at 3-7.