The defending “2014 Governor’s cup Champion” Purefoods Star Hotshots who was then San Mig Super Coffee Mixer, will have their last stand to defend their last title that they grab last year and then claiming the Grand Slam Champion.
The Star Hot Shot, who has no luck on this 2015 season as they never reached a finals appearance, in the last two conference, as they were eliminated early in the Philippine cup by the Meralco Bolts in Quarterfinals match and was ousted by Talk and Text In Semi finals in Commissioner’s Cup.
This time they will face the #4 seed Global Port Batang Pier in a twice to beat advantage. The Hotshot must defeat the Batang Pier in order to advance into the semifinals and continue their chance on defending their title? and will be facing the winner of Alska and Ginebra San miguel.
Marcus Blakely, their best import for the last three season,will again help the Hotshots to retain their title? The prolific import who is known for hardworking inside the court and dubbed as “Mr.everything” will need the help of 2 time MVP James Yap, “Pinoy sakuragi” Marc Pingris, Joe Devance, PJ Simon, Marc Barocca, and some bench player.
Meanwhile the Global Port Batang Pier, who rarely seen in the quarter finals, will have to prove their selves that they deserve to be in the playoffs and the best thing to do is to eliminate the defending champion Purefoods.
Global Port has the twice to beat advantage on this series match. one win to advance to semifinals. while the Hotshots, needs to beat the Global Port twice, to advance to semifinals. winner’s will face the winner of Alaska aces vs Ginebra.
The games between the Purefoods and the Global port will start today at 4:15, Friday at Smart Arenata Coliseum.