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‘Team player’ Taggart a good fit for Rain or Shine, says Chan

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Getting a surprise challenge from Mahindra, Rain or Shine banked on its experience to pull through with a 99-95 overtime victory to keep its record immaculate in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup on Sunday. Even Jeff Chan admits that the Elasto Painters felt they had the win in the bag when they led, 80-73, with […]

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Guiao: Lowhorn a better version of Henderson-Niles

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For Rain or Shine coach Yeng Guiao, his incoming import Dior Lowhorn reminds him a lot of his former reinforcement Pierre Henderson-Niles. The Elasto Painters won the 2016 PBA Commissioner’s Cup crown despite Henderson-Niles becoming the lowest-scoring import in PBA history. Lowhorn and Henderson-Niles may be similar in terms of what they can offer being an […]

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Painters to bring in Lowhorn as Govs Cup import

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Dior Lowhorn will be making another PBA return and this time, he’ll be seeing action for Rain or Shine in the 2016 Governors’ Cup. The 6-foot-5 Lowhorn played for Barangay Ginebra in 2013 before suiting up for Alaska the next year in the same conference. The Elasto Painters are coming off a championship in the […]

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Rain or Shine repays its ‘loyal’ fans

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Even the deepest team in the league could use additional manpower. Rain or Shine showed strength in numbers on Monday and it came by the hundreds as the Elasto Painters’ fans filled up the activity center of Robinson’s Galleria during the team’s meet and greet. “We started off slow but because of you guys, we […]

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Cloudfone Batang PBA: Painters make it 3 in a row

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Rain or Shine squeaked past by GlobalPort, 62-57 Saturday in the Cloudfone Batang PBA 16 and Under Tournament at Philippine Science High School Gym. Carl Cristobal dropped 24 points as the Elasto Painters held on despite a 24-point fourth quarter fightback by the Batang Pier. Timothy Morris added 17 points while Robert Lacap had 15 […]

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Aces’ Baguio has high praise for former coach Yeng Guiao

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Rain or Shine head coach Yeng Guiao captured his seventh PBA title and in the process derailed his former player’s bid for a fourth championship. Cyrus Baguio was a vital member of the 2006 Red Bull team that won the Fiesta Cup crown with Guiao at the helm.  On Wednesday, however, the two were on opposing […]

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Cruz helps Painters win title after getting nearly traded

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Looking back, Rain or Shine head coach Yeng Guiao could only smile as he reminisced what could’ve been had things worked out differently. “During draft day, tine-trade pa namin siya eh,” Guiao said on Cruz, whom the Elasto Painters selected as the ninth overall pick in the 2014 PBA Draft. “Walang gustong kumuha. Naghahanap kami ng […]

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Rain or Shine wins crown with lowest-scoring import

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He may not score a lot, but for Rain or Shine’s Pierre Henderson-Niles, he was the import celebrating a championship when the final buzzer sounded on Wednesday night. The lowest scoring PBA import won a title and it’s something that can’t be taken away from him. “Everybody who scored 20, 30, 40 points, where they […]

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Defense leading Aces rally, says Hontiveros

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Alaska’s vaunted defense is back and one of its best offensive players can attest to that. Veteran swingman Dondon Hontiveros said to play good defense has always been the Aces’ priority. It didn’t show in the first three games of the Finals especially in Game 3 but it certainly did in Games 4 and 5. […]

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Rain or Shine keeps faith with import Henderson-Niles

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Rain or Shine knows the game would be a lot easier if only import Pierre Henderson-Niles could provide more lift on the offensive end. Averaging measly 4.5 points and 6.5 rebounds in the Elasto Painters’ last two games — both losses — the consensus has been for the burly import to impose himself more to finally […]

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Jazul, Alaska hoping to survive two more games

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Down 0-3 in a seven-game series almost looks like a death sentence but if there’s a team that knows an improbable comeback is possible it’s the Alaska Aces. Alaska was down three games to nothing on Friday and a loss would send the Aces into oblivion, but just as they witnessed San Miguel do the […]

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Guiao still confident Rain or Shine will win title

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Last Wednesday, Rain or Shine head coach Yeng Guiao refused to guarantee a victory even after his Elasto Painters had taken a comfortable 3-0 lead in their 2016 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals duel with the Alaska Aces. But just when the Aces have won two in a row to make the series interesting, Guiao couldn’t […]

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Belga puts ROS loss on himself: ‘Too much stupidity’

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Failing to close out the series for the second straight time, a teary-eyed Beau Belga expressed his frustrations following Rain or Shine’s 86-78 Game 5 defeat on Sunday. “Bine-blame ko yung sarili ko today,” Belga said. “Too much stupidity. Kailangan lang i-carve out itong series na ito. Masyadong masakit kapag natalo pa.” The burly big […]

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Effort has been the difference for resurgent Alaska, says Dozier

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An old basketball credo goes “defense wins championships” and Alaska couldn’t have followed it better. Fighting for their lives, the Aces cranked up their defensive intensity and limited Rain or Shine to its lowest output in the seven-game series. Alaska beat the Painters 86-78 in Game 5 on Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum to put the […]

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Abueva vows rallying Aces won’t letup

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Back in the PBA Philippine Cup, Alaska was part of history when a team down 0-3 in a seven-game series came back and won the title. Unfortunately for the Aces, they were on the other side and the victor was the San Miugel Beermen. This Commissioner’s Cup Finals the Aces are looking to make their […]

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Painters go for crown vs Aces in Game 5

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Hardly shaken by their Game 4 defeat, the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters vow to come back in their Sunday best, looking to deliver the Sunday punch on the Alaska Milk Aces in Game 5 of the Oppo PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals. Their marching order as they set out for the match set at 5 […]

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Henderson-Niles says he ‘should’ve won’ Best Import award

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Rain or Shine’s Pierre Henderson-Niles thinks he deserved to win Best Import more than Meralco’s Arinze Onuaku, who won the award. “I should’ve won. Since I’ve been here, we only lost two games including tonight,” Henderson-Niles said. Henderson-Niles, though, cleared he’s more inclined to win the championship for Rain or Shine than win the award […]

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Rain or Shine draws career game from Ahanmisi in Game 4 loss

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Maverick Ahanmisi almost had the perfect narrative. With Rain or Shine gunning for a Finals sweep, the rookie, who has been consistently delivering good performances throughout the series, had his best game yet with 30 points. Unfortunately for Ahanmisi, his efforts still weren’t enough as the Elasto Painters fell to Alaska, 111-99, on Friday. “I’d rather have […]

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Paul Lee reprises role as Rain or Shine savior

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Rain or Shine's Paul Lee celebrates after knocking down the buzzer-beating jumper to lift the Elasto Painters over the Alaska Aces in Game 2 of the 2016 PBA Commissioner's Cup Finals on Sunday, May 8, 2016, at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER

Paul Lee could’ve been anywhere on the floor in the waning seconds of Game 2 of the 2016 Commissioner’s Cup Finals on Sunday. But as his Rain or Shine teammate Beau Belga fired a triple from the left corner and missed, Lee was all alone under the basket watching where the ball might end up. […]

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ROS edges GlobalPort, wins Under Armour-Batang PBA title

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Rain or Shine escaped GlobalPort, 67-65, to win the championship in the Under Armour Batang PBA 12 and under tournament Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. John Durante scored 10 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter to rescue the Elasto Painters from a major collapse. The Painters needed Durante’s heroics after blowing a 44-29 […]

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Lee’s buzzer beater lifts Rain or Shine over Alaska for 2-0 lead

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Paul Lee came through with another heroic act for Rain or Shine Sunday, executing a dagger play right before the buzzer in a 105-103 escape act by the Elasto Painters over the Alaska Milk Aces in Game Two of the Oppo PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.          In the […]

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Under Armour Batang PBA: Rain or Shine, GlobalPort stay unscathed

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Rain or Shine once again banked on Christian Allen Vergara as the Elasto Painters scored a 70-56 win over Blackwater in the Under Armour Batang PBA 12 and Under Tournament Monday at Philippine Science High School Gym. Vergara dropped 13 points, while Julius Christian Francia added 11 markers for Rain or Shine’s fourth win. Mark […]

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Women’s 3×3: NLEX claims title, sweeps Rain or Shine

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Analyn Almazan proved to be the biggest difference as NLEX claimed the PBA Tag Heuer Women’s 3-on-3 Tournament title, sweeping NLEX, 11-6, in Game 2 of their best-of-three Finals series Monday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Almazan captained the Road Warriors’ run, scoring three of her team’s first five points to erect a 5-1 lead. […]

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Sandel, NLEX go for Women’s 3-on-3 crown vs ROS in Game 2

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On the cusp of winning the PBA Tag Heuer Women’s 3×3 Tournament, NLEX knows it has to keep on doing what has made its campaign successful this conference. “Kailangan lang mag-training pa kami. Focus lang din,” said Katherine Sandel. Standing in the Road Warriors’ way in their bid to win it all is Rain or […]

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Rain or Shine routs San Miguel, enters finals

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Rain or Shine now has a clear shot at redemption. Clicking on all cylinders as the game wore on the Elasto Painters fashioned out a 124-99 drubbing of the San Miguel Beermen Sunday to realize a second straight finals stint in the 2016 PBA Commissioner’s Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum. In-form Paul Lee finished with 18 points […]

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Rain or Shine rallies, stuns SMB in semis opener

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Trailing by as many as 18 points against powerhouse San Miguel Beer early and getting little from his own charges, Rain or Shine coach Yeng Guiao almost gave up. Jeff Chan and Maverick Ahanmisi were quick to change his mind, however. Chan and Ahanmisi came up with the crucial plays in the stretch, enabling the […]

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PBA Fan of the Day: Edric Go

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Name: Edric Go Age: 33 Hails from: Laguna Favorite PBA team: Rain or Shine How long have you been supporting the team: Ever since Favorite PBA player: Paul Lee Why are you a fan of Rain or Shine: “Sila na yung bagong never say die.”

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Beermen, Painters clash in semis Game 1

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Only four teams remain in chase of the coveted PBA Commissioner’s Cup crown.         With a lofty goal of a third straight crown, San Miguel Beer is one of the remaining contenders. Standing on its way to the finals is an old rival that is a tough threat as always.         The Beermen and the Rain or […]

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ROS import not afraid of Fajardo, SMB: ‘They have to worry about me’

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Beau Belga was standing side-by-side with Pierre Henderson Niles and the wide-bodied center never looked so small. One of the reasons why Rain or Shine brought in the hulking import is to address the team’s problem with matching up against the league’s giants. The Elasto Painters are convinced they’ve found the solution and on Sunday, […]

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Jeffers, Ginebra upbeat despite quarterfinals exit

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For Othyus Jeffers, it was a case of wrong timing which proved to be Ginebra’s undoing. “We made strides. We just broke down at the wrong time,” he said, after the Gin Kings got swept in their quarterfinals series against Rain or Shine with a 102-89 defeat on Tuesday. Still, the outspoken reinforcement was satisfied […]

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Rain or Shine shoots for a sweep vs Ginebra

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A win away from advancing to the semifinals, Rain or Shine doesn’t want to give Ginebra any window of opportunity when they meet again for Game 2 of their best-of-three quarterfinals series. The two teams clash on Tuesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Game time is at 4:15 p.m. The Elasto Painters eked out an 88-84 […]

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Game 1 hero Chan not satisfied despite ROS win in Game 1

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Banged up all conference long, it’s such a relief for Rain or Shine to be even in this position, leading 1-0 in its best-of-three quarterfinals series against Ginebra. But Jeff Chan still isn’t satisfied with the way his team is playing right now. “Happy ako na nanalo, but I don’t know if yung form  na yun […]

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Player of the Week: Clutch Chan leads ROS playoff push

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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 […]

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Rain or Shine, TNT nab wins in Women’s 3-on-3

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Sarah Mercado saved TNT in the clutch as she converted a three-point play for a 10-8 win over Meralco in the PBA Tag Heuer Women’s 3-on-3 Tournament Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. With Jaira Baarde tying the game at 7, Mercado went on a strong move down low and completed the bonus, as Karen Salopong had an […]

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Norwood talks to fans in latest Twitter takeover

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Rain or Shine swingman Gabe Norwood spent time interacting with PBA fans when he took over the league’s official Twitter account during a Q&A session on Tuesday. Norwood gamely answered questions from his thoughts on Gilas Pilipinas teammates Marc Pingris and Calvin Abueva to his profession if he didn’t become a basketball player. But among […]

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Painters miss Guiao in blowout loss to TNT

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Rain or Shine failed to win one for its head coach Yeng Guiao on Monday. Guiao served a one-game suspension and without him, the Elasto Painters couldn’t do much in a 114-103 loss to TNT, in a game they trailed by as much as 22 points. Assistant coach Caloy Garcia, who momentarily took over the […]

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Returning Castro gets groove after slow start

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Though sluggish at the start in his return from injury, Jayson Castro eventually got his bearings to lead TNT’s 114-103 rout of Rain or Shine on Monday. “Nag-shootaround pa rin ako para pagpawisan lang pero nung first quarter, sobrang di ko makuha yung rhythm ko. Kita naman sa missed layups at missed jump shots,” recalled […]

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TNT clobbers Rain or Shine

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Jayson Castro came back strong from a one-game rest, leading Tropang TNT to a first successive wins in the Oppo PBA Commissioner’s Cup with a 114-103 drubbing of Rain or Shine at Smart Araneta Coliseum Monday night. Castro delivered 26 points, four rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block in a superb 26-minute off-the-bench […]

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Jeffers plays through pain, leads Ginebra to its 1st win

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Othyus Jeffers never said die. Hurting back and all, Jeffers fought through the pain to tow Ginebra to its first win in the 2016 PBA Commissioner’s Cup on Sunday. Jeffers scored 38 points and grabbed 20 rebounds to lead the Kings over the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters. “It’s basketball. It’s either it breaks you down […]

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Returning imports headline 2016 Commissioner’s Cup

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Reigning Best Import Wayne Chism and fierce rival Ivan Johnson banner the stellar cast of reinforcements set to make waves when the 2016 PBA Commissioner’s Cup tips off on Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Chism will be hoping that the third time’s a charm as he hopes to finally bring a championship to Rain or Shine in […]

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STANDINGS
GAMES TIME
Alaska VS Mahindra 04:15 PM
Rain or Shine VS Meralco 07:00 PM
MARCH 29 WEDNESDAY MALL OF ASIA ARENA
NLEX VS Star Hotshots 07:00 PM
Blackwater VS TNT KaTropa 04:15 PM
MARCH 31 FRIDAY SMART ARANETA COLISEUM
Barangay Ginebra VS Phoenix 05:00 PM
APRIL 01 SATURDAY UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHEASTERN PHILIPPINES GYM