The Rain or Shine Elasto Painters had a successful game plan getting 6-foot-10 center June Mar Fajardo out of his comfort zone the first time they met the San Miguel Beermen – dealing the powerhouse team and defending champions their first loss in the SMART BRO PBA Philippine Cup.
On Sunday, the Elasto Painters return to action with just 24 hours to prepare for another supersized task – the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings beefed up by the towering frontline of seven-footer Greg Slaughter and 6-foot-9 Japeth Aguilar.
“We really have to contend with the bigs of Ginebra as opposed to contending with the guards of Barako Bull. We only have one day to prepare for two contrasting games. I hope it’s enough time,” Rain or Shine coach Yeng Guiao told InterAksyon.com.
“But Ginebra has been playing a lot better than they started. They’re getting their rhythm, they’re getting their confidence into the system. Nasasanay na roon sa bagong sistema.”...
Ginebra and Rain or Shine clash in a mouthwatering clash at 5:15 p.m. after the opening game between the GlobalPort Batang Pier and the Blackwater Elite at 3 p.m. Both games will be aired live on TV5.
The fifth-seed Gin Kings (4-3) are currently enjoying a three-game winning streak, something they had never done over a year. They routed GlobalPort last Wednesday, 85-70....
Rain or Shine secures commitment from import Wayne Chism for 2nd conference: ‘We already signed him up’
The moment Rain or Shine learned that resident import Wayne Chism is in town to visit his girlfriend, head coach Yeng Guiao and the Elasto Painters management made sure to lock down a commitment from him for the coming import conference.
In last season’s Commissioner’s Cup, Chism helped lead Rain or Shine all the way to the championship round – something they will hope to replicate this year.
“He’s already signed up to play for the second conference, so dito na siya all the way,” Guiao told InterAksyon.com in an interview....
The Rain or Shine Elasto Painters kept pace with the early season leaders after clinching a win over the Barako Bull Energy, 110-104, in SMART BRO PBA Philippine Cup action on Friday at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum.
Jericho Cruz scored a team-high 19 points while Jeff Chan had 18 – 11 of those in a big fourth quarter – to lead the Elasto Painters to a fifth win in six games.
Jewel Ponferada held the fort down low for Rain or Shine, posting 18 points on 5-for-7 shooting and grabbing 13 big rebounds for a double-double....
MANILA, Philippines – Having gone nearly all over the country, the annual PBA All-Star spectacle breaks new ground as it holds its first foray abroad, bringing cheers, fun and excitement to OFWs in Dubai next year.
PBA business development director Rhose Montreal said they have had an agreement with a Dubai organizing group for the staging of the 2016 PBA All-Star event in the UAE capital city on March 4-6.
The PBA has been drawing sellout crowds of Filipino workers in Dubai which the local pro league has been frequenting for years now, the latest, only a few weeks back, featuring Alaska Milk in back-to-back games versus Mahindra and Barangay Ginebra....
|Team History (Last 10 Conferences)|
|2015-2016 Philippine Cup||6||1||0.857|
|2014-2015 Governors' Cup||9||7||0.562||3rd|
|2014-2015 Commissioners' Cup||15||7||0.682||Runn er-up|
|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|