2015-2016 Commissioners' Cup

Team Leaders

PPG: M. Charlo (21.60)
RPG: P. Henderson-Niles (11.43)
APG: A. Wright (3.67)
SPG: A. Wright (2.00)
BPG: W. Chism (1.50)

May 01, 2016 5:00PM
Smart Araneta Coliseum
  1st 2nd 3rd 4th
ROS 23 61 92 124
SMB 22 42 70 99
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Best Player/s: Paul Lee 18pts 5asts 6/9FG

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Tired of losing ROS hopes its time has come

May 03, 2016

Yeng Guiao. PBA Media BureauFrom import Pierre Henderson-Niles, to the local mainstays that absorbed a heartbreaking defeat in the finals of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup last season, there is one thing in common to all of them – they are hungry to win a championship.

Rain or Shine booked the first finals berth in the Oppo Commissioner’s Cup following a dominant 124-99 win in Game 4 to eliminate San Miguel Beer in their best-of-five semifinal series Sunday night.

“I have two reasons to win it,” the burly 6-foot-8 Henderson-Niles told reporters after the game. “First is, I didn’t win in the NCAA finals. Second, I have to win it for my homeboy Wayne Chism.”

“I hope we make it two for one,” added Henderson-Niles, whose record improved to 6-1 since replacing Mo Charlo as the fourth reinforcement of Rain or Shine. Henderson-Niles is referring to the 2008 NCAA Finals game where the Memphis Tigers, where he played as a sophomore, lost to the Kansas Jayhawks in overtime (75-68). As for his link with Chism, the original import of ROS who injured his right hamstring early in the elims and was with the team that lost to Tropang TNT in last year’s finals, the two Americans are from Tennessee. Chism is from Jackson while Henderson-Niles is a native of Memphis. Most of the Rain or Shine players and the coaching staff led by coach Yeng Guiao absorbed a painful 121-119 double overtime loss to TNT in Game 7 of last year’s series.
Aside from that, the team also lost to TNT during the 2013 Philippine Cup, and against the Star Hotshots (formerly San Mig Coffee) during the 2014 Philippine Cup and Governors’ Cup, after winning their first – and so far – only title in the 2012 Governors’ Cup....

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Henderson-Niles growing increasingly confident with ROS

May 03, 2016

 Rain or Shine import Pierre Henderson-Niles makes a move against SMB's June Mar Fajardo. Photo courtesy of the PBA Media BureauMANILA, Philippines – Rain or Shine import Pierre Henderson-Niles was the picture of confidence after he helped the Elasto Painters overwhelm San Miguel Beer, 124-99, in their PBA Commissioner's Cup semifinal game on Sunday to clinch a Finals seat.

The burly Henderson-Niles, who replaced Mo Charlo late in the elimination round, contributed a double-double of 15 points and 14 rebounds, while again helping to limit SMB center June Mar Fajardo in the series clincher.

Rain or Shine will now play either Meralco and Alaska in the Finals, but Henderson-Niles is unconcerned about who their opponent will be....

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Vengeful Henderson-Niles wants to win PBA title for Chism

May 02, 2016

Rain or Shine import Pierre Henderson-Niles goes for a reverse against San Miguel Beer center June Mar Fajardo in Game 4 of their semifinals series on Sunday, May 1, 2016, at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIn Pierre Henderson-Niles’ mind, there’s nothing that can stop him from helping Rain or Shine snare the 2016 PBA Commissioner’s Cup title.

“I can’t be stopped,” said Henderson-Niles after notching a double-double with 15 points and 14 rebounds to help his team boot out San Miguel Beer in Game 4 of their semifinals series with a 124-99 rout on Sunday. “Each game, I’m going to get better, getting in shape. Once I get in shape, nobody’s going to stop me in the post.”

And with the Elasto Painters formally in the championship round, the former Memphis Tiger is hellbent on taking the title for his team....

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After toppling giants Slaughter, Fajardo, Rain or Shine import Pierre Henderson-Niles feels he ‘can’t be stopped’

May 02, 2016

Pierre Henderson-Niles. PBA Media BureauPierre Henderson-Niles may not have been Rain or Shine’s first choice import but the burly reinforcement just might be the one destined to win a championship for the Elasto Painters.

Henderson-Niles – Rain or Shine’s fourth import in the 2016 Oppo PBA Commissioner’s Cup – helped his team hurdle Barangay Ginebra San Miguel and its 7-foot-tall center Greg Slaughter in the quarterfinals before battling with reigning back-to-back PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo as Rain or Shine knocked out the San Miguel Beermen, 3-1, in the semifinals.

Now that they’re through to the Finals, Henderson-Niles’ confidence is skyrocketing....

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Painters’ Paul Lee regains old form at right time

May 02, 2016

Rain or Shine guard Paul Lee. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWhat a time for Paul Lee to perform at his best.

Bucking injury woes that haunted him this season, Lee showed the way, pouring 10 of his 18 points in the pivotal second period to help Rain or Shine pull away for a 124-99 rout over San Miguel to advance to the 2016 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals.

“Happy,” the Gilas Pilipinas star said. “Buwenas kasi akalain mo na dito pa lumabas yung best game ko. Happy lang na ganun yung nilaro ko. Pero hindi lang naman ako eh. Buong team, talagang binuhos lahat para manalo.”...

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Team History (Last 10 Conferences)
Conference Win Loss PCT Placing
2015-2016 Commissioners' Cup 12 5 0.706
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
2012-2013 Governors' Cup 7 7 0.500 4th
2012-2013 Commissioners' Cup 9 7 0.562 5th