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Tiu shakes off busted lip to lead Rain or Shine past GlobalPort in ill-tempered match

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

Tiu shakes off busted lip to lead Rain or Shine past GlobalPort in ill-tempered match

RAIN or Shine rode the late heroics of Chris Tiu to reclaim first place in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup after defeating Globalport, 96-90, in an ill-tempered match on Sunday at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum. Tiu shook off a busted lip to hit the game’s biggest basket as the Elasto Painters captured their second straight victory and moved back to first place with a 5-1 record entering the All-Star break. The Batang Pier slipped to 3-3. The game was marred by shoving match at the 3:20 mark of the fourth quarter which ended with Rain or Shine’s...

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Revenge not a factor as Johnson gets better of fellow ABL veteran Standhardinger in rematch

Posted by on May 15, 2018 in News, Rain or Shine | 0 comments

Revenge not a factor as Johnson gets better of fellow ABL veteran Standhardinger in rematch

ANTIPOLO CITY – For Reginald Johnson, the Asean Basketball League (ABL) is a thing of the past. The PBA is an entirely different animal. The burly Rain or Shine import went through with his business in his first meeting in the league with San Miguel rookie Christian Standhardinger and helped the Elasto Painters pull off a stirring 123-119 overtime victory over the defending champions on Sunday night in the Commissioner’s Cup. Johnson was a force inside, dropping 27 and 19 rebounds while putting the body on the 6-foot-8...

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Rain or Shine wins overtime thriller as San Miguel left without Gillenwater, Fajardo

Posted by on May 15, 2018 in News, Rain or Shine | 0 comments

Rain or Shine wins overtime thriller as San Miguel left without Gillenwater, Fajardo

ANTIPOLO – Rain or Shine pounced on an all-Filipino San Miguel Beer side, adding to the early woes of the powerhouse Beermen with a 123-119 overtime victory to take the solo lead in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup on Sunday night at the Ynares Center. Taking advantage of an SMB side that lost import Troy Gillenwater to an ejection in the first half and June Mar Fajardo to fouls, the Elasto Painters stood toe-to-toe with the defending champions throughout before turning it on in the extra session to keep the Beermen winless in two games. Raymond...

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Rain or Shine coach Garcia says PBA rivals can no longer take Columbian Dyip lightly

Posted by on May 10, 2018 in News, Rain or Shine | 0 comments

Rain or Shine coach Garcia says PBA rivals can no longer take Columbian Dyip lightly

CALOY Garcia lamented Rain or Shine’s failure to take advantage of its strengths against Columbian Dyip played a huge part in the team’s 96-104 upset loss on Wednesday night in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Mall of Asia Arena. Garcia said the Elasto Painters obviously have the edge inside against a Columbian side that doesn’t really have the heft and size at the frontcourt. Unfortunately, Rain or Shine wasn’t able to exploit the mismatches, allowing the Dyip to hand Rain or Shine its first loss in the tournament after victories in...

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Almazan shrugs off late benching, rues flat start in loss to Dyip: ‘Masyado kaming nag-relax’

Posted by on May 10, 2018 in News, Rain or Shine | 0 comments

Almazan shrugs off late benching, rues flat start in loss to Dyip: ‘Masyado kaming nag-relax’

RAYMOND Almazan kept his emotions in check this time, but couldn’t keep complacency from creeping in on Wednesday night. The Rain or Shine star big man admitted his team somehow took Columbian Dyip lightly again and paid for it in the form of its first loss of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup – a 104-96 decision on Wednesday night. “Siguro (naging kampante),” said Almazan, who was involved in a fight with Eric Camson in their meeting in the Philippine Cup where the Kia franchise also upset the E-Painters, 98-94. “Nung first quarter kasi...

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‘Magic hugot’ Jay Washington makes Garcia look like a genius with late heroics

Posted by on May 4, 2018 in News, Rain or Shine | 0 comments

‘Magic hugot’ Jay Washington makes Garcia look like a genius with late heroics

ANTIPOLO – Rain or Shine coach Caloy Garcia looked like a genius with his player rotations in Rain or Shine’s 98-97 win over NLEX in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup on Wednesday night. Garcia knew when to call on Jay Washington, who turned out to the be the E-Painters’ ‘magic hugot’ after coming off the bench in the final period, scoring all of his 10 points in that limited stretch. Garcia also made mention of rookie Sydney Onwubere, who contributed a three-pointer and one rebound in just seven minutes of play. “The nice thing is I...

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Chris Tiu proud to see Rain or Shine pass test of character with flying colors

Posted by on May 4, 2018 in News, Rain or Shine | 0 comments

Chris Tiu proud to see Rain or Shine pass test of character with flying colors

ANTIPOLO – Chris Tiu played down his steal in the endgame that preserved Rain or Shine’s 98-97 win over NLEX in their PBA Commissioner’s Cup matchup on Wednesday night. While Jay Washington and Reggie Johnson took the spotlight with crucial offensive conversions, Tiu preserved the result by coming up with a deflection on Juami Tiongson with sixth seconds left that prevented the Road Warriors from taking a game-winning shot. “Crucial steal ba yun? What’s important is our team showed a lot of character down the stretch,” Tiu said. “We...

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Johnson, JayWash clutch as Rain or Shine outduels NLEX for third straight win

Posted by on May 4, 2018 in News, Rain or Shine | 0 comments

Johnson, JayWash clutch as Rain or Shine outduels NLEX for third straight win

ANTIPOLO – Rain or Shine proved steadier than NLEX in the clutch as it hacked out a 98-97 decision to stay undefeated in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup on Wednesday night at the Ynares Center. Reggie Johnson converted the marginal free throw after Jay Washington hit a huge three-pointer from the left corner as the Elasto Painters emerged victorious in a nip-and-tuck battle against an NLEX side led by former coach Yeng Guiao. The Road Warriors registered a third straight win to grab the solo lead, in the process spoiling the debut of new NLEX...

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Belga attests Johnson a genuine heavyweight: ‘Sobrang bigat – kahit ako di ko kaya’

Posted by on Apr 28, 2018 in News, Rain or Shine | 0 comments

Belga attests Johnson a genuine heavyweight: ‘Sobrang bigat – kahit ako di ko kaya’

BEAU Belga has the unenviable task of guarding Reggie Johnson in practices, but he is glad that it’s their opponents who had to do the job against the Rain or Shine import in its PBA Commissioner’s Cup. Belga welcomed his team-up with Johnson to form the new Extra Rice Inc. that anchored the Elasto Painters in their 109-103 overtime win over Alaska in their conference debut on Friday night. “Sobrang laking tulong,” Belga said. “Kasi kung makikita mo yung mga import na dinala ng ibang team talagang heavyweight eh — yung Onuaku; yung...

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ROS import Reginald Johnson braces for ‘PBA’s Lakers’ ahead of match vs Ginebra

Posted by on Apr 28, 2018 in News, Rain or Shine | 0 comments

AFTER getting his feet wet in the PBA, hulking Reginald Johnson is bracing for a game against what he referred to as the ‘Los Angeles Lakers of the league.’ Johnson tallied 32 points and 22 rebounds in Rain or Shine’s overtime win over Alaska, 109-103, in the Commissioner’s Cup Friday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in what served as his warmup for the Elasto Painters’ coming showdown with Barangay Ginebra. The 28-year-old import, whose listed weight is 290 pound, will only have the luxury of 48 hours to rest and recuperate before...

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