TNT looks to stay in contention for a twice-to-beat advantage in the quarterfinals when it faces Columbian on Friday in the PBA Philippine Cup at the Ynares Center in Antipolo City.
The KaTropa battle the Dyip in the first game at 4:30 p.m.
TNT, on a four-game winning streak, is currently in third place with a 6-3 card, a game behind Rain or Shine, which is in second place with an 8-3 slate.
The KaTropa defeated Alaska, 92-78, last March 15 to extend their winning streak with RR Pogoy scoring 24 points in the game.
The Dyip are looking to avoid any complications in their bid for a quarterfinal berth. Columbian is eyeing to finish strong in the elimination round after bowing to Magnolia, 109-83, last March 13.
In the second game, Magnolia battles Blackwater at 7 p.m.
The Hotshots Pambansang Manok are seeking to improve on their 4-5 record as they are tied with NLEX and Alaska in joint sixth with a 4-5 card.
Blackwater will be playing its last game of the conference with the Elite eyeing to improve on their 2-8 card.