Jeff Chan underscored his readiness for the playoffs with back-to-back clutch performances to earn his 1st Accel-PBA Press Corps Player of the Week award for the period of April 4-10 in the Oppo-PBA Commissioner’s Cup.
The 6-foot-2 Rain or Shine gunner knew the gravity of each win as he stepped up big with combo guard Paul Lee still working back to game shape.
The 33-year-old Chan triggered Rain or Shine’s second-half assault, firing 15 points spiked by four triples as the Elasto Painters bucked a lethargic start to register a runaway 116-94 whipping of GlobalPort last April 5.
The Bacolod sniper showed he was far from down because five days later, Chan struck again, firing five crucial points in the final period to as the Elasto Painters hammered Blackwater Elite, 118-107. He finished the game with 12 points.
Chan bested San Miguel star slotman June Mar Fajardo, Meralco’s Jimmy Alapag, Tropang TNT guard Jai Reyes and GlobalPort’s Terrence Romeo for the weekly citation.
Rain or Shine’s two-game sweep last week vaulted the Asian Coating franchise to solo third spot in the standings with its 7-4 record.
The Elasto Painters, who early in the conference, limped off to a 1-3 card, have won six of their last seven contests as they enter the playoffs with their conference at a high. (RD)