2016-2017 Philippine Cup

Team Leaders

PPG: J. Cruz (12.00)
RPG: R. Almazan (11.25)
APG: D. Maiquez (4.00)
SPG: M. Ahanmisi (1.50)
BPG: J. Ponferada (1.75)

February 05, 2017 4:30PM
Ynares Center Antipolo
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SMB 28 51 74 98
ROS 21 38 67 91

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Rain or Shine's second unit shines anew

January 10, 2017

 Rain or Shine's Ronnie Matias attempts a shot against the defense of Phoenix rookie Matthew Wright. Richard Esguerra, ABS-CBN SportsMANILA, Philippines – Even without three key contributors -- Gabe Norwood, Jireh Ibañes, and Raymond Almazan -- the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters were still too much for a much-improved Phoenix squad to handle.

Almazan was still dealing with a calf injury and was expected to miss the game. Norwood's absence, however, was a surprise, with coach Caloy Garcia later revealing that the veteran guard is dealing with sore eyes.

Yet even without them, the Elasto Painters still came away with a comfortable 97-82 victory on Sunday in their PBA Philippine Cup game against the Fuel Masters.

As has been the norm for Rain or Shine in recent years, other players stepped up in their stars' absence. Chief among them was Jericho Cruz, who had 21 points off the bench – nine of which came in a crucial fourth-quarter stretch that quelled any possibility of a Phoenix comeback....

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James Yap not yet thinking of 10K points club despite nearing milestone

January 09, 2017

James Yap. PBA Media BureauIt has been 16 years ago since a PBA player last joined the prestigious 10,000 points club. That was when Jerry Codinera achieved the feat in 2001.

Only 12 players have so far made it to the list.

But the league may soon add a new name in the elite group as former two-time MVP James Yap of Rain or Shine is just 231 points away from reaching the impressive milestone....

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Jericho Cruz battles through flu to deliver for Rain or Shine

January 09, 2017

 Rain or Shine's Jericho Cruz was named Best Player of the Game. Photo courtesy of PBA Media BureauMANILA, Philippines – Rain or Shine guard Jericho Cruz battled not just the Phoenix defenders, but his own illness, when he led the Elasto Painters to a crucial 97-92 victory over the Fuel Masters on Sunday at the Big Dome.

The guard did not disclose it at the start of the game but revealed afterwards that he is struggling with flu-like symptoms, and had been sick for four days ahead of their game.

"Coming into this game, 'di ko ine-expect na bibigay ako ni Coach Caloy (Garcia) ng playing time kasi I was sick," he revealed. "Pero ayun, 'yung trust niya sa akin ay nandoon, kaya siguro pinag-laro niya ako."...

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Rain or Shine dedicates win, rest of season to 'Mommy Yu'

January 09, 2017

 The Elasto Painters honored "Mommy Yu" the best way they know how – by winning. Richard Esguerra, ABS-CBN SportsMANILA, Philippines – The loss of team matriarch Margaret "Mommy" Yu cast a dark cloud on the Rain or Shine franchise even as they triumphed in their first game of 2017 on Sunday.

The 71-year-old Yu passed away last December 26, depriving Rain or Shine its biggest fan and one of the most passionate basketball patrons in the country.

Both the Elasto Painters and the Phoenix Fuel Masters, their opponents on Sunday, took time to honor her ahead of their PBA Philippine Cup game at the Big Dome....

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Rain or Shine stays at second after beating Phoenix

January 09, 2017

 Rain or Shine's James Yap scored 10 points against Phoenix. Photo courtesy of PBA Media BureauMANILA, Philippines – The Rain or Shine Elasto Painters kept their hold on the second spot in the league standings after shooting their way past the Phoenix Fuel Masters, 97-82, in the 2016-17 PBA Philippine Cup on Sunday at the Araneta Coliseum.

The Elasto Painters used a huge third quarter to break the game open, while Jericho Cruz anchored a crucial fourth-quarter stretch to keep Phoenix at bay.

With the victory, Rain or Shine improved to 5-2, just behind defending champion San Miguel Beer in the team standings....

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Team History (Last 10 Conferences)
Conference Win Loss PCT Placing
2016-2017 Philippine Cup 6 7 0.462 8th
2015-2016 Governors' Cup 5 7 0.417 9th
2015-2016 Commissioners' Cup 16 7 0.696 Champions
2015-2016 Philippine Cup 12 7 0.632 3rd
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