SAN Miguel takes on NLEX on Saturday at the Calasiao Sports Complex in Pangasinan looking to gain headway in the chase for quarterfinal berths in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup.
The Petron Saturday Special is slated at 5 p.m.
At sixth place with a 4-4 win-loss record, the Beermen hope to move closer to the leaders.
GlobalPort is in fifth place with a 5-5 card, with the next five teams including San Miguel all with four victories, battling for places in the quarterfinals.
San Miguel posted a big victory in its bid to move up in the quarterfinal race last week, beating TNT.
Renaldo Balkman is expected to deliver big numbers against the Road Warriors following a huge performance in the victory over NLEX when he finished with 43 points, 15 rebounds and six blocks.
NLEX, meanwhile, continues to struggle with the absence of Kiefer Ravena and Kevin Alas, with Alaska handing the Road Warriors their third straight defeat.
Another loss and the Road Warriors are out of quarterfinal contention.
NLEX will also be without Larry Fonacier, out for the conference with a bruised rib and a collapsed lung.