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Caloy Garcia ‘disappointed’ with ROS vets’ play in loss to Aces

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Rain or Shine coach Caloy Garcia bared that he’s finally feeling the pressure following the team’s two-game losing slide. “I’m concerned about it,” Garcia said after the Elasto Painters fell to Alaska in a 105-102 heartbreaker on Sunday. Garcia focused on the lackluster showing of his guards in their latest defeat, where he felt he […]

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Tolomia contributes in limited minutes in ROS loss to Alaska

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Kept on the bench majority of the game, Mike Tolomia was surprised to hear his number called with 1:34 remaining in the third quarter. But when his moment came, the 24-year-old made the most out of it in setting up his teammates James Yap and Jericho Cruz early in the fourth quarter. “I didn’t expect that […]

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Jefferson says Alaska teammates ‘big part’ of his success

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Cory Jefferson seethed as he air-balled his first three-point attempt early in Alaska’s duel against Rain or Shine on Sunday. Jefferson felt embarrassed and he made it a point to drill his next shots in hopes of maintaining the team’s unbeaten record. And he did, going 5-of-8 from threes, including the go-ahead trey with 30.1 seconds […]

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Aces stay perfect, overcome Painters behind Jefferson

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Cory Jefferson nailed the go-ahead 3-pointer with 30.1 seconds left as Alaska doused Rain or Shine’s fiery fightback, 105-102, to stay unbeaten in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Jefferson fired 41 points and had 13 rebounds, and three assists to lead the Aces to their fourth win in as many […]

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ROS import Taggart celebrates birthday with win

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ANTIPOLO—If Shawn Taggart will have it his way what he wants for his 32nd birthday is to hit the jackpot. No, really. “My birthday wish is to hit the lottery so I won’t have to play basketball,” Taggart said with a chuckle. However, with the balls still not going his way, he has to make […]

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Washington, Taggart push Rain or Shine past Blackwater

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ANTIPOLO—Jay Washington came alive late and preserved Rain or Shine’s unbeaten run with a 95-88 victory over Blackwater Sunday in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup at Ynares Center here. The veteran forward nailed back-to-back treys in the last 2:45 to give the Elasto Painters a 93-88 lead as the Elite struggled to execute late in […]

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Mahindra’s David has vintage performance in loss to Rain or Shine

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After getting his groove in the fourth quarter, Gary David hoped that he was on the floor late in regulation of Mahindra’s game against Rain or Shine. “If I was there on the floor, I will get the ball and I’ll take the shot,” David said. David was on the bench when the Floodbuster turned to […]

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Rain or Shine scrapes past Mahindra in OT

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Rain or Shine kept its record unblemished as it survived a pesky Mahindra squad, 99-95, in overtime Sunday in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Shawn Taggart carried the Elasto Painters’ firing 29 points, 10 rebounds, four assists, and two blocks. His most important play of the day, though, was assisting on […]

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Yap admits he’s still adjusting as ROS looks ahead to next conference

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Disappointing as Rain or Shine’s campaign in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup may have been, James Yap is hopeful that the team has learned its lessons going forward. “Actually, we played well but we just fell short. Here is when we’ll be stronger, when you’re in this situation that you’re out of the conference. Here […]

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San Miguel gets boost from RR Garcia

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With a chance to make his first trip to the PBA semifinals, RR Garcia took matters to his own hands as he lifted San Miguel to a 98-91 conquest of Rain or Shine in their 2017 PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinal tiff on Sunday. Garcia seemed hesitant at first, opting to pass up an open three […]

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Beermen make semis, hold off Painters

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ANTIPOLO – RR Garcia waxed hot and carried San Miguel over Rain or Shine, 98-91, to advance to the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals Sunday at Ynares Center here. The 5-foot-11 guard came off the bench and fired 25 points on  5-of-7 shooting from threes, to go along with four rebounds and three assists as the Beermen […]

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Tolomia’s patience pays off

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Mike Tolomia waited for his turn and his patience paid off on Friday. After playing sparingly in Rain or Shine’s last four games, the rookie stepped out of the veterans’ shadows and unleashed a career-best 14 points, all of which came in the second half, to help the Elasto Painters blast the Blackwater Elite in […]

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Austria wary of dangerous Rain or Shine

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Despite San Miguel enjoying a twice-to-beat advantage in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinals, coach Leo Austria is fully aware that every team in the top eight is capable of upending the higher seeds. “We have the twice-to-beat, but it’s not really a big advantage,” he said. And Austria has every reason to feel so. […]

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Early exit a learning experience for dela Cruz, Elite

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After failing to make the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup playoffs following a 103-80 loss to Rain or Shine on Friday, Blackwater still managed to keep its head high. Art dela Cruz said if there’s anything the Elite can take away from this conference, it’s that the team can stand toe-to-toe against fancied foes. “For a […]

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Belga: ‘No room for mistakes’ vs Beermen

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Rain or Shine didn’t just get a new lease on life with its 103-80 win over Blackwater on Friday. It also gave itself a chance to atone for its toughest loss this 2017 PBA Philippine Cup after arranging a quarterfinals date with San Miguel. Though the Elasto Painters are the heavy underdogs especially with Raymond […]

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Cruz says ROS has chance to upset top seed SMB

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After Rain or Shine finally ended a four-game slump with a 103-80 victory over Blackwater on Friday, Jericho Cruz is convinced that the team has gotten its old groove back just in time for the playoffs.  “You don’t know who will catch fire for our team. Anybody can get off. I’m excited to play San Miguel […]

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Rain or Shine outclasses Blackwater for last playoff spot

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Rain or Shine just refused to be eliminated as it scored a 103-80 shellacking of Blackwater in a do-or-die duel for the last quarterfinals slot in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum Friday night. The Elasto Painters snapped out of a rut and duplicated their 107-93 drubbing of the Elite last Dec. 9 to gain the […]

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PBA Fan of the Day: Julian Evaristo

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Name: Julian Evaristo Age: 17 Hails from: Marikina Fan of which team: Rain or Shine Favorite player: Jeff Chan How long have you been a fan of the team: Four years Why are you a fan of the team: They are my inspiration.

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Struggling Rain or Shine gets last crack at playoff spot

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Perennial contender Rain or Shine finds itself on the brink of elimination after ending the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup eliminations with a 5-6 card. With the Elasto Painters bowing to Alaska, 94-89, on Wednesday, it’s understandable that the players are now feeling the pressure. “There’s definitely frustration,” said ROS swingman Gabe Norwood. “We struggled to get […]

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Yap still upbeat about ROS’ playoff chances

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James Yap refused to feel down following Rain or Shine’s 94-89 defeat to Alaska on Wednesday. The loss, which was the Elasto Painters’ fourth straight to end the eliminations, has placed his team in an unenviable position in battling Blackwater on Friday for the last quarterfinals slot.  “Well, ganun naman eh. Kailangan tiwala lang sa […]

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Terrence Romeo is the future of PBA, says James Yap

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There’s no doubt in James Yap’s mind that Terrence Romeo is the future of the PBA. “Sa nilalaro ni Terrence ngayon, I think future siya. Alam ko yung feeling na ganoon, na sobrang taas ang kumpiyansa niya,” Yap said. Yap had a first hand look on how deadly the two-time Scoring Champion can be as […]

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Quinahan gets win over Belga as former teammates face off

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GlobalPort big man JR Quinahan expected a tough time heading into a duel with Rain or Shine on Sunday. Bracing for a tight battle against his old team, he told his former teammate Beau Belga to take it easy. “Sinabi ko lang kay Beau kanina bago mag-start na dahan-dahan lang,” Quinahan said with a chuckle. […]

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Norwood on guarding Romeo: ‘It’s frustrating’

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Terrence Romeo was so slick on Sunday that he even managed to evade reporters after GlobalPort’s 117-99 win over Rain or Shine. Minutes after setting a career-high 44 points, the super scorer’s impact was still felt inside Cuneta Astrodome. “I can’t lie, It’s frustrating, especially in a game that we need to win and the situation that […]

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GlobalPort makes quarters, downs ROS behind Romeo’s career-high

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Terrence Romeo exploded for a career-high 44 points to carry GlobalPort over Rain or Shine, 117-99, and clinch a seat in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinals Sunday at Cuneta Astrodome. The Batang Pier’s super scorer caught fire with a 20-point second quarter. He finished what he started, pouring 19 more points in the payoff period to […]

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Garcia: Rain or Shine played ‘terrible’ in loss to Meralco

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Rain or Shine head coach Caloy Garcia expressed his displeasure over the Elasto Painters’ 82-72 loss to the Meralco Bolts on Friday. “We played a terrible game, offensively and defensively. The players on the court weren’t playing well together,” Garcia said. Falling behind by as much as 15 early, the Elasto Painters had a tough time […]

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High-octane Painters too much for misfiring Fuel Masters

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Phoenix played with fire and got burned. Fuel Masters head coach Ariel Vanguardia admitted that going mano a mano with a deep Rain or Shine squad cost itself the game, losing the duel, 97-82, on Sunday. “We gambled on them taking threes. The bad thing is they made them,” he said. Known to prosper in free-flowing […]

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Chris Tiu returns from calf injury

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Rain or Shine veteran guard Chris Tiu made his quiet return Sunday night from a calf injury that had sidelined him for more than a month. The 5-foot-11 guard recorded six markers on 50 percent shooting from the field, to go along with two assists in nearly 16 minutes of play.  Though Tiu said he’s still hurting, it […]

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Trollano, Matias help ROS overcome absence of key players

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With Gabe Norwood and Raymond Almazan missing Rain or Shine’s tussle with Phoenix due to injuries, coach Caloy Garcia dug deep from his bag of tricks. Luckily for Garcia, his reserves delivered with the Elasto Painters drawing 56 points from their bench in their 97-82 rout, showing once again that they have the depth to […]

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Rain or Shine dedicates season to late No. 1 supporter ‘Mommy Yu’

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It has been an emotional holiday season for Rain or Shine, but the team is relieved that somehow, it was able to start the year on the right note with a 97-82 win over Phoenix on Sunday. And the Elasto Painters dedicated the victory to no less than their top supporter Margaret “Mommy” Yu, who […]

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Cruz plays through flu, lifts Painters to 5th win

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Feeling under the weather ahead of its Rain or Shine’s first game of the year, Jericho Cruz hoped that somehow, he will still be able to perform against Phoenix. “Coming into this game, I didn’t expect coach Caloy to give me playing time because I was sick for four days,” Cruz said as he made […]

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Phoenix blows chance to move up in loss to Rain or Shine

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There’s nothing Matthew Wright feels but regret following Phoenix’s 97-82 loss to Rain or Shine on Sunday. “We had a chance to go to number two, but we blew it. You don’t get a lot of opportunities like that especially when there’s only three or four games left,” he said. The Fuel Masters blew a chance […]

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Cruz-led Rain or Shine downs Phoenix, gains solo 2nd

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Rain or Shine was missing two key players and there were also worries about its long layoff. The Elasto Painters proved such concerns were unfounded when they came out a 97-82 victor over Phoenix Sunday to claim solo second spot in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Rain or Shine used an early surge […]

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PBA Fan of the Day: Gel Magat

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Name: Gel Magat Age: 22 From: Pampanga Fan of which team: Rain or Shone Favorite Player: James Yap How long have you been a fan of the team: Since James Yap transferred to Rain or Shine. Why are you a fan of the team:  He’s a good player.

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Fresh Painters wary of rust vs streaking Fuel Masters

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A well-rested Rain or Shine team and a Phoenix side coming off an epic win collide in what promises to be a very exciting match Sunday in the PBA Philippine Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum. The Elasto Painters are looking to at least keep their share of second-running spot, a position the Fuel Masters also covet. With […]

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Rain or Shine had too many lapses in loss to Star, says Almazan

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Rain or Shine could’ve won over Star, if not for its old habits showing up in the end. That was how Raymond Almazan summed up the Elasto Painters’ loss to the Hotshots in a game where they blew a 10-point lead in the third quarter. “Parang pagkatalo namin sa Ginebra eh. Last six minutes, parang […]

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Rookies Jalalon, Tolomia share limelight in Star-ROS duel

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While much of the spotlight centered on veterans James Yap and Paul Lee and their keenly-awaited first game against their former teams, prized rookies still found a way to shine on Sunday. Jio Jalalon had an all-around game with 14 points, six assists, and five rebounds for Star while his counterpart Mike Tolomia wasn’t far behind, […]

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Gabe Norwood on facing Paul Lee: ‘It was really weird’

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Rain or Shine swingman Gabe Norwood said it was strange playing against his former teammate Paul Lee for the first time on Sunday. Lee played six seasons with the Elasto Painters before he was traded to the Star Hotshots in exchange for James Yap in the offseason. “It was really weird. I can’t fake it. […]

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Benched Ibañes feels he could’ve helped ROS in loss to Star

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Defensive stopper Jireh Ibañes believes he could have helped contain former teammate Paul Lee, who played against Rain or Shine for the first time since being traded to Star in the offseason. Lee finished with 14 points that went with four assists and three rebounds to lead the Hotshots to a 99-91 win over his […]

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Rain or Shine’s Belga expects tougher duels vs Star down the road

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The fans have seen nothing yet. That was Beau Belga’s stern observation after Rain or Shine’s 99-91 loss to Star on Sunday. Though a lot of fans have been on the lookout for the duel, the burly big man said that the rivalry between the two franchises doesn’t end here. “This was an elimination round […]

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Pingris feels ‘awkward’ facing Yap for first time

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After over a decade of playing together, Star’s Marc Pingris admitted he felt “awkward” going up against his longtime buddy James Yap for the first time. “Siyempre I feel awkward ‘di ba kasi 12 years kaming magkakasama,” said Pingris after Star dealt Rain or Shine its second loss in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup with […]

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GAMES TIME
Meralco VS Phoenix 07:00 PM
NLEX VS Blackwater 04:15 PM
MAY 03 WEDNESDAY SMART ARANETA COLISEUM
San Miguel Beer VS TNT KaTropa 07:00 PM
GlobalPort VS Phoenix 04:15 PM
MAY 05 FRIDAY SMART ARANETA COLISEUM
Rain or Shine VS Star Hotshots 05:00 PM
MAY 06 SATURDAY BATANGAS CITY COLISEUM