The next 3 playing days starting today will test the mettle of teams in the middle of the pack as ABS CBN takes a break. Lets look at the match ups this week and see how each team sizes up. 


Asian Vision vs. PLDT Alpha 


PLDT Alpha coming from an epic game versus ABS CBN is raring to bounce back and get back on the winning track. Currently out of the playoff picture, they need to get past a resurgent Asian Vision who will be playing again after a long lay off. Expect the duo of Dondie Perez and Danny Torres to lead Alpha.  


Bayan vs. Belltel 


Expect Bayan to show their championship pedigree over one of the new teams of the league.  Bayan carries so much depth that are able to rest some of their starters for the playoff run. Belltel may be a tournament away from being competitive and should look to develop as a team. 


ETPI vs. PLDT Global 


An even match up between teams in the thick of the playoff race. Maki Maquillao is back from injury and is expected to provide the inside presence that ETPI needs to match up with PLDT Global's bigs. ETPI is peaking at the right time and may just land one of the top two spots after the elimination round. 


Converge ICT vs. Airlive 


Another game with big playoff implications specially for Converge ICT. Airlive looks to continue its winning ways after a string of cardiac games versus PLDT Global and PLDT Capman.  


IP Converge vs. Telstra 


Telstra looks to hold on to its slim playoff chance with a win over IP Converge. Telstra has been surging with stand out plays from its speedy guards. IP Converge, on the other hand, looks to develop and improve since they are already out of the playoff hunt 


Dimension Data vs. PLDT Capman 


Dimension Data's nail biting win over PLDT Global may just be the wake up call they are waiting for. PLDT Capman is looking to get back to its winning ways after squandering a 15 point lead and succumbing to Airlive last Saturday.