Ever since the trade between Paul Lee and James Yap happened, comparisons arise from time to time.
1. The Elasto Painters with James Yap
2. Hotshots with the Leethal Weapon
Who would be a better team?
NLEX Road Warriors fell short against Rain or Shine
Switching the Leethal Weapon and the Man with a Million Moves to each other’s team turned these two superstars into mere white dwarfs.
Ugly win against gusty Elasto Painters did the job
From that point on, the match became a shootout as Jericho Cruz added another trey for Rain or Shine to tie the score at 105 apiece with less than 4 minutes to play. The Elasto Painter later regained the lead after a Norwood trey but TNT went on a 5-0 scoring run that made it 112-108, in favor of the KaTropa approaching the final two-minute mark.
Rain or Shine forces a do or die game after diffusing TNT
Rain or Shine – 106
Bullock 31, Norwood 15, Almazan 13, Ahanmisi 10, Tiu 10, Trollano 10, Cruz 8, Belga 5, Borboran 2, Daquioag 2, Maiquez 0, Ponferada 0, Yap 0, Robles 0, Matias 0, King 0
TNT – 102
Williams 23, Castro 22, Semerad 19, Rice Jr. 19, Rosario 10, Pogoy 7, Siegel 2, Golla 0, Carey 0, Nuyles 0, Tautuaa 0, Hernandez 0, Reyes 0, Lingganay 0, Chua 0
26-28, 52-47, 84-75, 106-102
ROS bench players stepped up with big production
A win by Rain or Shine on the other hand, will make things complicated for the NLEX Road Warriors because this would mean that the Road Warriors will need to win against the Star Hotshots tomorrow.
There is a lot of complications that can shake the standings especially in the Top 4. Regardless of who wins in this game, it will have a rippling effect as to who will face who come the quarterfinals.
By the time 4th quarter came around, the Elasto Painters’ offense was already despite a few more turnovers as Rain or Shine held a double-digit lead and they did it by running at every opportunity and making both inside and outside shots with complete accuracy.
The lead went up as high as 103-83 after a trey from big man Raymond Almazan with under 8 minutes to go. Almazan would later be called for a flagrant foul after hitting Walker in the face while trying to block the latter’s shot. From that point on, both teams traded made shots after made shots and, missed shots after missed and Walker was taken out of the game with under 6 minutes to play with the lead up 19.
Overall, Rain or Shine made 49% of their shots including 44% from the outside.
What exactly doomed the Elite? Bench scoring was the difference. The Elasto Painters’ bench players combined for 62 bench points and only 19 for Blackwater and they will need everyone contributing come the quarterfinals regardless of who they will face.
Bounces back from a Sorry Loss to Ginebra
|Gabe Norwood and Chris Tiu had 8 rebounds each in the win (Photo by PBA Media Bureau)|
Rain or Shine
Bullock 14, Cruz 12, Belga 12, Trollano 11, Tiu 9, Robles 9, Borboran 9, Almazan 7, Yap 6, Ahanmisi 5, Matias 4, King 4, Daquioag 4, Norwood 3, Maiquez 3, Ponferada 0
Henton 20, dela Cruz 12, Encisco 9, Manuel 9, Pascual 8, Casio 5, Exciminiano 5, Baclao 4, Galinguez 3, Cruz 3, Mendoza 2, Hontiveros 2, Abuev 0, Banchero 0, Thoss 0, Racal 0
29-23, 63-41, 92-61, 112-82
Raymond Alamazan had to be put on a stretcher
Nothing is perfect, not even Star Hotshots who suffered their first defeat in the 2017 PBA Governors Cup against the determined Rain or Shine Elasto Painters.
RAIN OR SHINE 92 – Bullock 18, Cruz 18, Norwood 15, Almazan 13, Ahanmisi 10, Matias 5, Borboran 5, Daquioag 5, Tiu 3, Ponferada 0, Yap 0, Maiquez 0, Trollano 0.
STAR 88 – Hill 26, Lee 17, Sangalang 11, Maliksi 10, Jalalon 8, Barroca 4, Ramos 4, Simon 3, Melton 3, Reavis 2, Brondial 0, Pingris 0, Dela Rosa 0.
Quarters: 15-15, 41-30, 68-56, 92-88.
Big Beau Belga shows emotional side after Jeff Chan Trade
” Binuo to ni Coach Yeng”
” Ako, wala pa naman, kung sa tingin nila gusto nila ko i-trade , wala ako magagawa dun. Wala akong control sa part na yun, ang control ko lang eh, maglaro. “
Gilas Teammates Mike Tolomia and Ed Daquioag Trade Places
Jeff Chan traded for Mark Borboran in a shocker move that suprised the players
Rain or Shine Moving Clearly Thinking About the Future When They Traded Jeff Chan
Celebrated their win like its a championship.
Terrence Romeo is undoubtedly one of the biggest stars in the PBA. Without a doubt he is a real attraction to the league. An article about what shoe brand he will be wearing tonight is enough to make you want to click it.
Romeo is a part of the 12 man roster who will be leading the Gilas Pilipinas at the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup but before he goes outside the country, he still has responsibility for his mother team.
Last game, in a losing effort he led all scorer with 28 points but that wasn’t the story. It was his shoes that caught the attention of many. He wore Nike shoes even though he is an endorser of Peak. The shoe label was covered by tape and he performed better on it.
This is also reminiscing the time when NBA rookie Lonzo Ball who is an endorser of their Family owned Big Baller Brand who turned heads when he wore another shoe brand and worked better on it.
Update: Terrence Romeo Wore a Nike Kobe Shoe
RAIN OR SHINE 98 – Weatherspoon 25, Ahanmisi 17, Almazan 15, Tiu 10, Chan 9, Washington 8, Cruz 4, Norwood 4, Ponferada 3, Yap 2, Belga 1.
GLOBALPORT 96 – Romeo 28, Pringle 21, Anthony 12, Guinto 12, Arana 3, Mamaril 3, Trawick 3, Mamaril 2, Ababou 2, Van Opstal 0, Grey 0, Maierhofer 0.
Quarters: 24-17, 50-39, 71-70, 98-96.
Final Score 107 -101.
GLOBALPORT 107 – Romeo 26, Harper 19, Pringle 15, Anthony 15, Pessumal 9, Cortez 8, Maierhofer 3, Mamaril 2, Forrester 2, Grey 2, Paredes 0.
RAIN OR SHINE 101 – Crews 23, Yap 22, Cruz 14, Chan 10, Tiu 6, Belga 4, Tolomia 3, Norwood 2, Ahanmisi 0.
Quarters: 27-14, 48-44, 75-73, 107-101.
Highlights Global Port vs Rain or Shine from TV 5.
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C. Jefferson scored 41 points and grabbed 13 rebounds while S. Taggart contributed 40 points while shooting a whopping 70% from the field and also grabbing 14 rebounds.
It’s a Coach’s dream to get this type of production from an import day in and day out. Both Alaska and Rain or Shine could not ask for more as both imports battle it out in a closely contested match that was decided a few seconds in the last quarter.
Both imports are shooting like it’s Christmas day.
The team stats are showing that they are almost identical in production in almost every aspect of the game except points in the paint in which Rain or Shine prevailed 60 over 32.
Cory Jefferson was hailed player of the game giving his best performance in the PBA yet.
Alaska now sits on top of the standing with four wins and no loss.
ALASKA 105 – Jefferson 41, Casio 16, Thoss 15, Abueva 11, Racal 6, Enciso 5, Exciminiano 3, Andrada 3, Pascual 2, Cruz 2, Mendoza 1.
RAIN OR SHINE 102 – Taggart 40, Cruz 11, Tolomia 9, Yap 8, Norwood 8, Chan 7, Belga 6, Almazan 4, Washington 4, Tiu 3, Ponferada 2, Ahanmisi 0.
Quarters: 26-29, 50-44, 80-71, 105-102.
RAIN OR SHINE 99 – Taggart 29, Belga 12, Yap 12, Chan 10, Almazan 9, Ahanmisi 8, Washington 6, Ponferada 5, Tiu 5, Cruz 2, Norwood 1, Tolomia 0, Trollano 0.
MAHINDRA 95 – White 29, David 13, Galanza 10, Celda 10, Deutchman 9, Paniamogan 8, Mallari 6, Caperal 4, Revilla 3, Guevarra 2, Salva 1, Teng 0, Yee 0, Arana 0, Salva 0, Ballesteros 0.
Quarterscores: 22-24, 45-43, 68-66, 88-88, 99-95.
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After a lot of changes in team line ups for both squads, Rain or Shine proved the league that they made the right shuffle of players.
Mahindra Floodbuster trailed with as much as 30 points in the game though gaining some momentum in trying to get back and try to inch in to close the gap with the help of Alex Mallari but Rain or Shine made sure that the take the W home.
Jericho Cruz exploded with 15 points which led them into this debut win together with the new Rain or Shine Star, James Yap who recorded 10 points along side Chris Tiu with 11 points.
Escoto, Paniamogan and Mallari were the among the players who were in double figures with 10 points a piece. Mahindra was not able to grabe the lead since the tip off but tried to get back and salvage the win.
Rain or Shine recorded an impressive 45% beyond the 3 point range making 18 out 40 attempts beyond the arc with 68 free throw percentage making 15 out of 22 charities. Jericho Cruz dominated the 3 point are getting 57.14% conversion (4 out of 7)
While Mahindra struggled converting their long range shots with only 17 percent conversion beyond the arc making only 5 of their 29 three point attempts with 42 percent made field goals. Mahindra did a good job in making shots from the foul line with 74 percent conversion but fell shortly with only 3 players listed with double figures.
Final : 105-83 in favor of the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters
Rain or Shine 105 – Cruz 15, Ahanmisi 14, Tiu 11, Yap 10, Belga 8, Tolomia 8, Chan 7, Almazan 6, Norwood 6, Maiquez 5, Washington 5, Trollano 4, Ibanes 3, Ponferada 3, Matias 0.
Mahindra 83 – Escoto 10, Mallari 10, Paniamogan 10, Guevarra 9, Eriobu 8, Arana 7, Yee 6, Celda 5, Nimes 4, Revila 4, Apinan 3, Deutchman 3, Salva 3, David 1, Ballesteros 0.
Quarterscores: 26-16, 61-32, 92-48, 105-83
Best Player : Jericho Cruz with 15 points, 4 assists and 4/7 3PT FGs
It was just a month ago after the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel won their first championship in eight years and the PBA already opened it’s 42nd season. Let us examine how each team did in the offseason.
RAIN OR SHINE ELASTO PAINTERS
Players in: James Yap, Jay Washington, Ronnie Matias
Players out: Paul Lee, J.R. Quinahan, Jeric Teng
Drafted players: Mike Tolomia
Head Coach: Caloy Garcia
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No more coach Yeng Guiao, No more “Extra Rice, Inc.”
A week after their former coach, Yeng Guiao announces that the he will leave the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters team to coach the NLEX Road Warriors, another change has come for the Elasto Painters as J.R. Quiñahan has been traded to the Batang Pier for Jay Washington.
Quiñahan has been part of the Elasto Painters team since the 2011-2012 season and won two championships with the team in 2012 Governors’ Cup and 2016 Commissioner’s Cup.
The 2x PBA All Star averaged 11.7 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.9 assists in just 22.3 minutes of action per game in the 2015-2016 season. He will fill the lack of inside presence of the Batang Pier team.
Meanwhile Jay Washington will be playing for his fourth team in his 12th season in the PBA. The 1st overall pick of the 2005 PBA draft has averaged 8.6 points, 5.81 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 25.5 minutes per game in 2015-2016 season.