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2014-2015 Philippine Cup

Team Leaders

PPG: R. Almazan (14.50)
RPG: R. Almazan (10.50)
APG: J. Chan (2.50)
SPG: J. Chan (1.50)
BPG: J. Quiñahan (1.50)

October 29, 2014 4:15PM
Smart Araneta Coliseum
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Raymond Almazan back in shape for Rain or Shine after dropping weight in offseason due to illness

October 26, 2014

Raymond Almazan of Rain or Shine. Sports5/Pranz Kaeno BillonesRain or Shine center Raymond Almazan has worked hard to get back into playing shape after suffering an illness a few months before the start of the season and it’s beginning to pay off for the lanky, 6-foot-8 sophomore.

Almazan was diagnosed with hepatitis during the offseason and it took a big toll on his body, with his weight dropping from his usual 200 lbs to just 180.

But he’s back on top of his game now, as he showed in his team’s win over the Blackwater Elite on Friday, scoring 17 points, grabbing eight rebounds and providing his usual defensive presence in the paint.

The former Letran Knight admitted that although he knows that he put in the work to return to tiptop condition, he was surprised that he was able to perform that way so soon....

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‘We have nights like this’: Yeng Guiao says Rain or Shine ‘lucky’ to survive poor shooting night

October 25, 2014

Rain or Shine Elasto Painters during a pregame huddle. Sports5/Pranz Kaeno BillonesRain or Shine suffered through a very tough shooting night on Friday against Blackwater and Elasto Painters coach Yeng Guiao said his team was “lucky” to come out of the game with a victory.

Guiao’s squad shot a horrendous 0-for-25 from beyond the arc and had to dig themselves out of a 15-point deficit before clinching the win over the expansion team.

“We have to give credit to their defense. At the same time, I don’t think we’re that bad a shooting team from the three-point area. We have nights like this. On bad nights like this, you just have to find ways to win,” the coach said in a postgame interview....

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Gabe Norwood still 'a little tired,' but psyched to be back for Rain or Shine

October 25, 2014

 Gabe Norwood soars for a dunk. KC CruzGilas Pilipinas member Gabe Norwood missed the first game of the PBA season for Rain or Shine, but came back seemingly in good form against Blackwater Elite on Friday.

Norwood played 18 minutes for the Elasto Painters and scored seven points, including a runaway dunk that made the audience erupt in the second half.

"I felt pretty good, a little tired now. More tired than I usually am. Hopefully just continue to improve every game," Norwood said....

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Paul Lee could return for short-handed Rain or Shine in next game, says coach Yeng Guiao

October 25, 2014

Paul Lee of Rain or Shine looks to go to the basket against the defense of San Miguel Beer's Solomon Mercado. Sports5/Pranz Kaeno BillonesRain or Shine head coach Yeng Guiao said that star guard Paul Lee, who suffered an injury in their last outing, may be available to play for the Elasto Painters as soon as their next game.

“I think Paul can play in the next game,” Guiao told a group of sportswriters following his team’s victory over expansion team Blackwater on Friday.

Rain or Shine plays Kia next Wednesday at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum....

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Off-form Rain or Shine survives upset scare from expansion team Blackwater

October 25, 2014

Raymond Almazan of Rain or Shine being guarded by Eddie Laure of Blackwater Elite. PBA/Nuki SabioThe Rain or Shine Elasto Painters escaped what was nearly a huge upset after falling behind by as much as 15 points before pulling through in the fourth quarter to defeat expansion club Blackwater, 82-75, in the PBA Philippine Cup on Friday at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum.

With Rain or Shine’s outside shooting deserting them in this game, they trailed by double figures, 53-38, midway through the third quarter.

But the Elasto Painters picked things up in a dominant fourth quarter where they scored 31 points while giving up only 15 on the other end....

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Team History (Last 10 Conferences)
Conference Win Loss PCT Placing
2014-2015 Philippine Cup 1 1 0.500
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