But while the Elasto Painters were able to survive tough games without key players, coach Yeng Guiao is hoping for a healthier lineup to brace for their last three games in the eliminations.
"I hope we can be healthy enough to have a better rotation, a longer rotation Sunday when we play Purefoods," Guiao told reporters his team's victory over NLEX on Tuesday. "Masyadong maikli na 'yung rotation namin."
After the Grand Slam champions, Rain or Shine will face league-leading Alaska and fan favorite Barangay Ginebra to close out the elimination round....
Guiao’s Elasto Painters blew a 15-point lead to fall behind by seven points with two minutes left to play, but came out ahead in the end after some big plays from star guard Paul Lee.
“You can call that a great escape,” Guiao told sportswriters after the game....
The Elasto Painters squandered a 15-point lead before Lee rescued them in the endgame. It was the fourth straight win for Rain or Shine, which improved to a 6-2 record in the 2015 Philippine Cup.
"You can call that a great escape," said Rain or Shine coach Yeng Guiao....
Rain or Shine coach Yeng Guiao gave a sparkling endorsement of his old player Willie Miller, saying that if only his team was not loaded in the backcourt, he would not hesitate to acquire the two-time PBA MVP.
“Pwede pa yun eh,” Guiao told InterAksyon.com in an exclusive interview.
“Hindi ako magdadalawang isip kung kulang kami sa guard,” he added....
The Elasto Painters and the Road Warriors face off at 7 p.m. after the curtain-raiser between the San Miguel Beermen and the GlobalPort Batang Pier at 4:15 p.m. Both games will be aired live on TV5.
Rain or Shine (5-2) won its past four games after a shaky start to the season to get a shot at the top two spots which guarantee an automatic semifinals ticket after the eliminations....
|Team History (Last 10 Conferences)|
|2014-2015 Philippine Cup||6||2||0.750|
|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|
|2011-2012 Philippine Cup||14||9||0.609||4th|