|June 5, 2017||7:00 pm||PBA|
|Smart Araneta Coliseum|
|Rain or Shine||23||17||24||18||82|
Reigning PBA Commissioner’s Cup champion Rain or Shine, salvaging a spot in the Top Six on crucial breaks gained with the help of other teams, pursues a title repeat as it faces off with Star at the start of their best-of-three quarterfinals matchup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Monday.
The league will offer prayers and tribute to a departed dear friend before the 7 p.m. showdown between the Elasto Painters and the Hotshots
Carlos “Bobong” Velez, the main man behind the Vintage Enterprises group that helped the PBA soar to great heights in the 80s and 90s, passed away Saturday night. He was 71.
Former PBA player and game official Ernie de Leon passed on a few days earlier.
It’s likely to be a night of dogfights with TNT KaTropa and Meralco opening their own quarters setto at 4:15 p.m.
The Hotshots and the Texters ride the momentum of stirring runs but the Bolts and the Elasto Painters are unfazed as they’re starting from scratch.
The Hotshots have gained much strength underneath the basket on the return of Ricardo Ratliffe who took over from Tony Mitchell.