Expansion teams Mindoro and Bacolod will finally get a chance to take center stage in the MPBL Season 3 Monday at the San Andres Gym in Manila.
The two newcomers will collide at 4 p.m.
But the match between two other expansion teams — SOCCSKSARGEN and Iloilo — was cancelled by league officials.
Following the cancellation of the game between SOCCSKSARGEN and Iloilo, the MPBL adjusted the schedule of the match between host team Manila and Nueva Ecija, which will be played at 6:30 p.m.
Manila, which is now being supported by Frontrow, is looking for its second win in as many games while Nueva Ecija is also looking to do the same.
The Stars outlasted the Quezon City Capitals last week in a game that saw Aris Dionisio stepping up on both ends of the floor. The reigning Defensive Player of the Year came up with a big block on PJ Barua that prevented him of a potential winning basket and saved the night for Manila.
Nueva Ecija, on the other hand, nipped Marikina in another thrilling encounter to become the first expansion squad to win this season.