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Rain or Shine given PBA green light to represent PH in Asiad

Posted by on Jul 25, 2018 in News, Rain or Shine | 0 comments

Rain or Shine given PBA green light to represent PH in Asiad

THE PBA board has already given Rain or Shine the go-signal to represent the country in next month’s Asian Games in Indonesia. Barangay Ginebra board representative Alfrancis Chua said a consensus was reached by the board just before the PBA Commissioner’s Cup semifinals that the top-seeded team at the end of the eliminations will have the honor of flying the country’s flag in the Asiad. The Elasto Painters emerged as the No. 1 team heading into the playoffs of the mid-season conference. The decision will be formalized by...

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Ginebra, Rain or Shine finally square off for semis Game Two

Posted by on Jul 20, 2018 in News, Rain or Shine | 0 comments

Ginebra, Rain or Shine finally square off for semis Game Two

BARANGAY Ginebra and Rain or Shine finally collide for Game Two of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup semifinals following a weather delay. The Kings and the Elastopainters battle at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum as the PBA announced it is pushing through with the semifinal match, two days after Game Two was called off due to heavy rains and floods in most parts of Metro Manila. Ginebra is eyeing a 2-0 lead after scoring a 102-89 victory in the series opener. Coach Tim Cone commended the Kings for making plays down the stretch...

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Strong Rain or Shine finish frustrates Ginebra to tie semis series

Posted by on Jul 20, 2018 in News, Rain or Shine | 0 comments

Strong Rain or Shine finish frustrates Ginebra to tie semis series

RAIN or Shine finally overcame another flat start to tie the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Semifinals at one game apiece following a 109-100 win over Ginebra on Thursday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Like the first game, the Elasto Painters trailed by 14 early in the first quarter but this time they had a better finishing kick as they ended the match on a 12-0 blast to steal the game away from Ginebra. “I’m so proud of my players right now they came out and played hard. We were down again in the first quarter but we never gave up,” said Rain or...

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James Yap had no doubt about hitting RoS dagger: ‘Alam kong papasok’

Posted by on Jul 20, 2018 in News, Rain or Shine | 0 comments

James Yap had no doubt about hitting RoS dagger: ‘Alam kong papasok’

JAMES Yap is having a career resurgence in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup playoffs and he’s enjoying every single moment of it. The two-time PBA Most Valuable Player once again proved that he has a lot left in the tank as he led Rain or Shine to a 109-100 win over Ginebra on Thursday night and tie their semis affair at one game apiece. Yap scored 18 points as a starter for coach Caloy Garcia, none bigger than his last five which came in the Elasto Painters’ 12-0 run at the end game to steal the win away from Ginebra. It just goes to show that Yap...

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Caloy Garcia rues complacency as ROS on cusp of wasting top seed

Posted by on Jul 12, 2018 in News, Rain or Shine | 0 comments

Caloy Garcia rues complacency as ROS on cusp of wasting top seed

RAIN or Shine coach Caloy Garcia rued how the Elastopainters played relaxed in the second half, causing them to collapse and drop the opening salvo of their PBA Commissioner’s Cup quarterfinal match against GlobalPort. The Elastopainters missed out on the opportunity of making the semifinals when the Batang Pier nipped them, 114-113. Rain or Shine was unable to close out the contest when Maverick Ahanmisi failed to hit three of his four free throws late in the game. “They never gave up,” Garcia said on their opponent. “They came back and they...

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Ahanmisi vows to atone after missed free throws cost Rain or Shine

Posted by on Jul 11, 2018 in News, Rain or Shine | 0 comments

Ahanmisi vows to atone after missed free throws cost Rain or Shine

MAVERICK Ahanmisi took full responsibility of his endgame blunders in Rain or Shine’s 114-113 defeat to GlobalPort in their quarterfinal clash in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup on Tuesday. Ahanmisi trooped to the line twice in the final minute with a chance to put the game on ice. But he missed three of four free throws, leaving the Elasto Painters in a precarious position, 113-111. GlobalPort youngster Jonathan Grey then made a wasteful Rain or Shine pay by hitting the marginal three-pointer, 114-113. “I mean, that’s definitely on me,”...

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Caloy Garcia admits ROS focus already on playoffs in loss to TNT

Posted by on Jul 9, 2018 in News, Rain or Shine | 0 comments

Caloy Garcia admits ROS focus already on playoffs in loss to TNT

RAIN or Shine coach Caloy Garcia admitted the Elastopainters are already focusing on the playoffs in their loss to TNT on Saturday at the end of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup eliminations. The Elastopainters saw their six-game winning streak come to an end on Saturday with a 100-85 loss to the KaTropa. “Before the game, I already felt that they are already focused on the playoffs,” said Garcia. “Today’s game was basically a no-bearing. I just like to focus on the other players na hindi ko masyado nabibigyan ng opportunity.” Despite the 15-point...

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Ed Daquioag says dagger trey against Meralco not meant to spite his former team

Posted by on Jun 25, 2018 in News, Rain or Shine | 0 comments

Ed Daquioag says dagger trey against Meralco not meant to spite his former team

A FORMER Meralco player struck the dagger that took the life out of the Bolts’ bid for the no. 1 seed in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup. Ed Daquioag nailed a clutch three-pointer in the dying seconds of overtime period that clinched for Rain or Shine a 106-99 win over Meralco Sunday and the top spot in the playoffs of the mid-season conference. Daquioag sank his third and final three-pointer for the game with 12 seconds left to help the Elasto Painters improve to 9-1 and extend their winning streak to six games. The sophomore guard, selected by...

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Is Chris Tiu planning to retire at end of the season?

Posted by on Jun 25, 2018 in News, Rain or Shine | 0 comments

Is Chris Tiu planning to retire at end of the season?

MERALCO coach Norman Black is no longer surprised with the resurgence of Chris Tiu at Rain or Shine. Black said it’s hard not to notice Tiu’s resurgence which he said is one of the reasons why Rain or Shine has secured the top spot in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup playoffs. Black said he has heard that Tiu might retire at the end of the season, adding his former star guard at Ateneo is playing like someone who’s out to leave a lasting legacy before calling in a career. “He seems to be playing really relaxed now. I’ve heard he might...

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Hotheads Almazan, White take argument to hallway leading to dugouts after game

Posted by on May 22, 2018 in News, Rain or Shine | 0 comments

Hotheads Almazan, White take argument to hallway leading to dugouts after game

MALCOLM White felt Raymond Almazan’s hit on his face late in the game was in retaliation to the GlobalPort import’s own hit on Chris Tiu earlier in the Batang Pier’s 96-90 loss to Rain or Shine in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup on Sunday night. While playing defense with his arms up with a little less than seven minutes left in the game, White hit Tiu on the face that left the ROS playmaker down on the floor with a busted and bloodied lip – an incident that the Batang Pier import insisted was an accident. “I didn’t do that purposely,” White...

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