Yeng Guiao rues Rain or Shine’s 15 missed free throws: ‘Can’t control bad calls but we had control of this’
Rain or Shine coach Yeng Guiao rued his team’s missed opportunities from the free throw line during their loss to San Miguel on Tuesday, pointing that out as the reason why they were unable to come away with the win.
The Elasto Painters missed 15 out of their 31 attempts from the free throw line, proving too much for them to overcome in an 87-79 loss in their PBA Philippine Cup opener.
“We had a chance to win the game after we kept it close in the fourth quarter. The real culprit was that we had too many missed free throws,” Guiao told a small group of sportswriters after the game.
“If we had made six or seven free throws more from the 15 free throws that we missed, it would have changed the complexion.”...
Lee landed badly after colliding with Chris Ross in the first quarter, forcing him to sit on the bench the rest of the game, which saw the Elasto Painters yielding an 87-79 result to the taller Beermen.
"Tinamaan talaga 'yung patella ko sa harapan. Pero wala naman akong narinig na tumunog or something," Lee said....
Arwind Santos scored 16 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead a balanced offensive attack that gave San Miguel Beer an 87-79 victory over Rain or Shine on Tuesday in the 2015 Philippine Cup at SMART-Araneta Coliseum.
Reigning Most Valuable Player June Mar Fajardo added 16 points and nine rebounds for the Beermen, while wingmen Marcio Lassiter and Chris Lutz added 13 and 11 points, respectively.
The result gave new coach Leo Austria a victory in his first game at the helm of the Beermen in the PBA. Austria, who also had previous coaching stints at Shell and Welcoat, previously led a team carrying the San Miguel Beer brand to a title in the ASEAN Basketball League....
MANILA, Philippines — Rain or Shine and San Miguel Beer collide in an early meeting between the two powerhouse squads in the PBA Philippine Cup eliminations Tuesday even as retooled Globalport tests newcomer NLEX in an interesting doubleheader at Smart Araneta Coliseum.
The Elasto Painters, runners-up to eventual Grand Slam champion San Mig Coffee, now Purefoods, last season, and the Beermen slug it out in the 7 p.m. contest for the right to join rookie team KIA and Barangay Ginebra for the early lead.
The Elasto Painters will be starting a fresh era with former Rookie of the Year Paul Lee as they try to get off to a good start in a campaign to win a first all-Filipino crown for mercurial head coach Yeng Guiao....
And when the Philippines’ favorite pastime and the Philippines’ favorite boxer converge in one place, thousands of souls will naturally go to it.
And that place is the Philippine Arena and that event is the opener for the 40th season of the PBA wherein 52,612 people crammed the largest indoor arena in the world....
|Team History (Last 10 Conferences)|
|2014-2015 Philippine Cup||0||1||0.000|
|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|