THIRD seed Purefoods Star Hotshots will face no. 6 Alaska Aces while no. 4 NLEX Road Warriors will battle no. 5 Meralco Bolts today at the start of the best-of-three quarterfinals of the 40th Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Commissioner’s Cup elimination round at the Araneta Coliseum. Youthful coach Alex Compton consider the Aces as the underdog when they collide with veteran coach Tim Cone’s Hotshots at 7 p.m. The encounter between sister-teams Road Warriors and Meralco Bolts is set at 4:15 p.m.