“‘Yun ang gagawin ko muna siguro, tapusin ko yung series kahit anong mangyari kasi gustung gusto ko mag-champion para makita rin ng teammates ko na baka makakuha sila ng lakas ng loob sakin na kahit may mangyari na tuloy pa rin,” Lee said.
In the first quarter of the Elasto Painters’ 116-108 win, Lee hurt his ankle after a strong drive and clashing with Talk ‘N Text’s Matt Ganuelas-Rosser. The prolific guard stayed after the hit but was visibly hobbled.
“After the game nararamdaman ko na, nararamdaman ko nang may masakit sa buto. Pero OK lang,” Lee said. “Pinu-push ako ng treammates ko na, ‘Paul, laruin mo yung sakit.’ So ‘yun ang ginagawa ko, kumukuha ako ng lakas ng loob sa kanila.”...
In Friday’s Game Two of the finals, it was the same story as Castro scored a career-high 44 points on 13-for-23 shooting from the field and 9-for-14 from three-point range.
Rain or Shine was at a loss on how to defend him in the first half, where he poured in a whopping 27 points....
But not on Friday as Rain or Shine came from 18 points down to tie the PBA Commissioner’s Cup finals to 1-all.
Elasto Painters star guard Paul Lee said all they needed is just one win to prove that they can keep pace with Talk ‘N Text that he considers a “dangerous” squad....
Rain or Shine overcomes 44-point performance from Jayson Castro, evens finals series with Talk ‘N Text, 1-1
The Rain or Shine Elasto Painters had to weather some big blows from Talk ‘N Text but managed to recover in time to win, 116-108, and even the PBA Commissioner’s Cup best-of-seven finals series at 1-apiece on Friday at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum.
Jayson Castro scored a career-best 44 points and Talk ‘N Text led by as much as 17 points in the first half but proved steadier down the stretch as they got right back into the title series.
Rain or Shine had multiple heroes, though, led by Wayne Chism, who had 30 points and 13 rebounds, and Paul Lee, who had 20 points, including three three-pointers....
JAYSON Castro moved ominously closer to a third Best Player of the Conference award after grabbing the lead in the statistical points race following a smashing performance against Purefoods in their Final Four series in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup.
The fleet-footed Talk ‘N Text point guard, the hero in all of the Tropang Texters’ three victories over the Star Hotshots in the semifinals, finished with an average of 35.4 SP after 16 games at the end of the Final Four.
Castro, the BPC in the 2013 Philippine Cup and the Commissioner’s Cup last year, dislodged San Miguel Beer cornerstone June Mar Fajardo from the top spot with Paul Lee of Rain or Shine running third with 32.1 SPs....
|Team History (Last 10 Conferences)|
|2014-2015 Commissioners' Cup||13||4||0.765|
|2014-2015 Philippine Cup||11||6||0.647||3rd|
|2013-2014 Governors' Cup||12||8||0.600||Runner-up|
|2013-2014 Commissioners' Cup||7||8||0.467||3rd|
|2013-2014 Philippine Cup||18||8||0.692||Runner-up|
|2012-2013 Governors' Cup||7||7||0.500||4th|
|2012-2013 Commissioners' Cup||9||7||0.562||5th|
|2012-2013 Philippine Cup||15||12||0.556||Runner-up|
|2011-2012 Governors' Cup||14||7||0.667||Champions|
|2011-2012 Commissioners' Cup||3||6||0.333||8th|