Rain Or Shine out to keep solo lead vs Magnolia

Rain Or Shine looks to jack up its front-running record, Blackwater hopes to stop the bleeding while Alaska Milk and Magnolia try to start working their way back to the top as they figure in the last PBA play date tonight ahead of Gilas’ campaign in the FIBA World Cup qualifier final window......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarFeb 12th, 2019

Rain or Shine inches closer to playoff berth with OT win vs Magnolia

MANILA, Philippines – Rain or Shine had just enough gas left in the tank to stave off Magnolia in overtime, 99-96, and take solo lead in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup at the Araneta Coliseum on Saturday, June 2.  Reggie Johnson posted 23 points, 18 rebounds, 4 assists and two ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 2nd, 2018

Hotshots target solo lead vs Elite

MANILA, Philippines — Magnolia seeks to break off a tie with co-leader San Miguel Beer as it tangles with skidding Blackwater even as Rain or Shine collides.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 2nd, 2018

Hotshots go for solo first against struggling Elite

Before its sister act against San Miguel, Magnolia looks to actually take over first place first as the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup continues Friday at the MOA Arena. At 5-1, the Hotshots are tied with the defending champion Beermen for the lead at the halfway point of the season-opening joust. And in the opening game at 4:30 p.m. against Blackwater (2-4), Magnolia hopes to regain solo first before taking on San Miguel two days later. Meanwhile, the Elite should have none of that as the team is out to finally register its first win since taking down Ginebra a couple of weeks ago. After that signature win over the Gin Kings, Blackwater has lost three straight games. In the second showdown at 7:00 p.m., Meralco (2-4) will do battle against Rain or Shine (3-3).   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 2nd, 2018

Jericho Cruz placed on trading block as Rain or Shine faces Meralco

MANILA, Philippines – Fiery Magnolia guns for the solo lead in taking on skidding Blackwater even as Rain or Shine tangles with Meralco in what could well be.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 1st, 2018

Yap to the rescue - Inquirer Sports

James Yap hit the big shots during the biggest moments on Wednesday night, lifting Rain or Shine to a nail-biting 75-74 over Magnolia to remain in the lead in the PBA Philippine Cup eliminations at Ma.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2019

Yap to the rescue

  James Yap hit the big shots during the biggest moments on Wednesday night, lifting Rain or Shine to a nail-biting 75-74 over Magnolia to remain in the lead in the PBA Philippine Cup eliminations at Mall of Asia Arena.   The former two-time MVP while playing, interestingly, for the Purefoods franchise, hit 11 points in the fourth, including the game-winning three-point play with 2.5 seconds left that lifted the Elasto Painters to their fifth straight win in a 7-1 record.   That more or less meant a seat in the quarterfinals for the Painters, who have played the most games before the tournament goes on a much-needed break.   The loss was the t...Keep on reading: Yap to the rescue.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2019

PBA: Paul Lee has happiest birthday ever despite loss

Even though the Magnolia Hotshots fell to 0-3 after a James Yap game-winner, Paul Lee still thinks there will be something to look forward to on his birthday tomorrow, Valentine's Day. The Best Player of the Conference of the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup will be celebrating his 30th birthday  as a member of the Gilas Pilipinas pool in practice tomorrow morning. Lee said he will then have a simple dinner with his family along with a very special guest, the couple's new treasure, daughter Tokyo. Tokyo, who just turned four months old last Feb. 8, will be celebrating her daddy's special day for the first time, which has clearly made the spitfire guard all the more exciting Thursday. "['Y]un ang pinaka-maganda dun, 'yung magbi-birthday ako na may baby. So, wala ng mas okay pa doon. 'Yun na ang pinakamasarap na feeling, na birthday ko na mangyayari," Lee said after the Hotshots' 75-74 loss against red-hot Rain or Shine Wednesday evening. Now talking about the game, the UE alumnus thought that the game was over after he hit a difficult step-back jumper which gave his team the 74-72 lead with 6.1 left. Paul Lee for the lead! 6.1 left in regulation. Magnolia up 74-72. #PBA2019 • @abscbnsports — Philip Martin Matel (@philipptionary) February 13, 2019 However, former star James Yap had some other plans, spoling what should have been Magnolia's first win by drilling a classic patented one-hander, which became a three-point play to decide the game. JAMES YAP WITH THE FLOATER FOR THE LEAD! ROS back on top, 75-74, 2.5 left. #PBA2019 • @abscbnsports — Philip Martin Matel (@philipptionary) February 13, 2019 "We thought sa amin na 'yung game, then 'yun nga, si James. So... ayun, we have a break after this game so we need to figure out kung ano talaga 'yung problema ng team, or kung ano 'yung dapat naming gawin. So we have time para ma-figure out," shared Lee.  As the whole league heads to a two-week break to give way for Gilas' most important stretch, he did note that his teammates are already in win-now mode and is confident that they could bounce back from their setbacks. "...[N]apag-usapan namin kanina sa dugout, kailangan 'yung sense of urgency andoon na talaga. Siguro alam naman ng lahat kung ano 'yung sitwasyon namin ngayon, so there's no point na magre-relax pa kami or what," Lee mentioned. __   Follow this writer on Twitter, @philipptionary. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2019

Lee, Travis lead Magnolia blowout of Painters

PBA IMAGES Paul Lee and Romeo Travis showed the way as Magnolia led from start to finish in a 92-76 rout of Rain or Shine in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup Wednesday night at Smart Araneta Colise.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsSep 27th, 2018

Lee, Travis star as Magnolia keeps Rain or Shine winless

MANILA, Philippines – Paul Lee and Romeo Travis formed a prolific one-two punch to lead Magnolia to a wire-to-wire 92-76 win over Rain or Shine in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup at the Araneta Coliseum on Wednesday, September 26.  The two cogs combined for 44 points as the Hotshots ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 26th, 2018

Rain or Shine gains solo lead, eliminates Blackwater

MANILA, Philippines – Rain or Shine hit two birds with one stone with a come-from-behind 104-94 win over Blackwater in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup at the Araneta Coliseum on Friday, June 8. The Elasto Painters, who improved to a league-leading 7-1 record, bolstered their chances for a twice-to-beat incentive ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 8th, 2018

PBA: Blackwater achieving goals despite losses, says Bong Ramos

It has not been a great Commissioner's Cup for Blackwater. They had fired long-time coach Leo Isaac at the start of the conference, the only coach they had known since they had entered the league in 2014, and replaced him with Bong Ramos. Since the firing last May, Ramos has incurred a 1-5 record, including an upset win over Magnolia last Wednesday. Despite the record, believe it or not, Blackwater has slowly been achieving goals, says Ramos. The newly-installed coach cited having an 11-point lead versus top-seeded Rain or Shine, before collapsing and eventually giving the game away. "Actually, mahirap talaga talunin ang Rain or Shine, malaki e. Although yung game plan naman namin ok naman di lang talaga masustain. Ang importante sa akin dun na meron pa kaming naachieve na goal. Kung tatanungin ninyo, siyempre building up character," the mentor said after the game. Losing import Henry Walker to a shoulder injury in the first quarter, the Elite banked on an All-Filipino lineup, and almost completed the upset against the top-seeded team of the conference.  But Chris Tiu happened. "Nasunod naman. Kaya nga naka-control kami. Kaya lang, siyempre, sabi ko nga pagdating sa endgame, pag naka-dikit kami may tsamba kami. But na-hit kami ni Chris Tiu ng apat or limang three points, kung talagang titignan mo meron sana kaming tsansa." "Pero ok lang, part of building the character yan e. Pero nakikita ko na nagiging balanse na kami. Yun kasi ang una kong ginawa binalanse ko yung lineup eh." Now eliminated from playoff contention with a 1-8 slate, Ramos could only hope his team shows the same amount of grit against the San Miguel Beermen and the Meralco Bolts to bring end their campaign with a bang in the mid-season tournament. "At least, hindi sa umpisa umaayaw na so hopefully against Meralco and San Miguel next sana lalaban pa din kami. Pag lumaban pa rin kami dun sa dalawang yun kahit na di kami manalo basta lumaban yung team na yan, that means we're on the right track." __   Follow this writer on Twitter, @philipptionary. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 8th, 2018

PBA: Rain or Shine keeps top spot, trips Magnolia in OT

Rain or Shine kept its place atop the standings after scraping past Magnolia, 99-96, in overtime in the PBA Commissioner's Cup Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. The Elasto Painters jumped to a 6-1 record to move half-a-game ahead of Alaska and TNT while the Hotshots saw their three-game winning streak snapped and fell to 3-2. Paul Lee was the first to hit in overtime drilling a three-pointer for Magnolia's 91-88 lead but that quickly became an afterthought as the Elasto Painters jumped to a 7-0 run to take the 95-91 margin. Chris Tiu eventually iced the game from the free throw line converting all four of his chances to seal the victory. Heading into overtime with a blo...Keep on reading: PBA: Rain or Shine keeps top spot, trips Magnolia in OT.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 2nd, 2018

PBA: Paul Lee bags Player of the Week honors

Paul Lee stood tall in Magnolia's back-to-back wins over Columbian Dyip and Meralco on the way to capturing the PBA Press Corps Player of the Week award for the period of May 14-20. Nicknamed the “Leethal Weapon”, the 29-year-old Magnolia combo guard posted averages of 18.5 points, 7 assists, 2.5 rebounds and 1.0 steal in the Pambansang Manok’s two-win stretch this past week as they head to the PBA All-Star break in high spirits. Magnolia, which now totes a 3-1 card overall for solo fourth spot, hammered the hapless Columbian side, 126-101 last Wednesday as the “Angas ng Tondo” finished with 17 points, eight assists and two rebounds, while knocking down three triples. Lee then, upped the ante of his game by banging in 20 points, built around four three-point shots, issued six assists and added three boards as Magnolia nosed out Meralco, 81-79.  Import Vernon Macklin, who played his farewell game before heading to China, knocked down the game-winning foul shots in the dying seconds for Magnolia. The sweet-shooting Lee beat Magnolia teammate Mark Barroca, last week’s Player of the Week Vic Manuel of Alaska, TNT guard Ryan Reyes, Rain or Shine’s Chris Tiu and Phoenix gunners Jeff Chan and Matthew Wright for the weekly citation. Magnolia heads to the annual PBA showcase with three straight wins and will be back for action on June 2 when it faces league-leader Rain or Shine (5-1) at the Smart Araneta Coliseum......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 21st, 2018

E-Painters sink Batang Pier

Chris Tiu returned to play in the last 3:20 mark with a busted lip and knocked in clutch baskets as Rain or Shine outfought GlobalPort, 96-90, in a fight-marred setto to reclaim the solo lead in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum last night......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 20th, 2018

Top of the heap

Rain or Shine took advantage of an importless San Miguel Beer in overtime, hacking out a 123-119 win to take the solo lead in the PBA Commissioner's Cup on Sunday night at Ynares Center in Antipolo City. The defending champion Beermen lost import Troy Gillenwater in the 2:29 mark of the second quarter after bumping referee Rey Yante. Gillenwater was called for a foul on Rain or Shine counterpart Reggie Johnson. League rules state that hitting an official merits ejection. Raymond Almazan scored eight of Rain or Shine's 11 overtime points to send the Elasto Painters on top with a 4-1 card. He finished with 25 points. Johnson scored 27 points on top of 19 rebounds. The Beerme...Keep on reading: Top of the heap.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 14th, 2018

PBA: ROS dominates Ginebra to gain share of solo lead

Rain or Shine just past its Ginebra challenge with flying colors. The Elasto Painters beat the Gin Kings for the first time this season, scoring a convincing 108-89 win in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup Sunday at the Big Dome. ROS won its second game in three games, tying TNT on top of the standings with identical 2-0 marks......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 29th, 2018

PBA: Alaska out to start strong in Commissioner s Cup

Friday should be an explosive playdate for the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup. In the main game at 7:00 p.m., Rain or Shine and Alaska debut in the mid-season joust, with both looking to start strong following disappointing finishes in the All-Fipino. Taking the no. 3 seed in the Philippine Cup, the Aces were swept in the quarterfinals by NLEX. For this conference, Alaska retians its core and will be reinforcemed by young Antonio Campbell. Meanwhile, the Elasto Painters will have the hulking Reggie Johnson as import, forming a new Extra Rice tandem for ROS. In the opening game at 4:30 p.m., Meralco is out to take over solo lead as the Bolts (1-0) tackle Globalport (0-1). Action will be live from the Big Dome.     --- FOllow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 27th, 2018

Thompson, Fajardo top PBA All-Star fan balloting

  Scottie Thompson and June Mar Fajardo will lead their respective squads when the 2018 PBA All-Star Week rolls on from May 23 to 27. The Ginebra guard was the top vote-getter in the fan balloting with 33,068 votes as he is set to carry the mantle for the Mindanao All-Stars. At second place is the reigning four-time PBA Most Valuable Player, who amassed 32,135 votes as he leads the fight for the Visayas All-Stars. Mark Barroca of Magnolia finished at third with 31,810 votes to earn his spot in Mindanao, while James Yap of Rain or Shine placed fourth in the fan balloting with 30,203 votes to once again be a starter for Visayas. Ginebra forward Japeth Aguilar collec...Keep on reading: Thompson, Fajardo top PBA All-Star fan balloting.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 23rd, 2018

'We ll take our chances for a long series' - Yeng Guiao

NLEX Road Warriors head coach Yeng Guiao says that it will be do-or-die for them as they head in to Game 4 against the Magnolia Hotshots. The Road Warriors, who drop their second straight game after taking Game 1 against Magnolia, will treat Friday's contest as a make-or-break affair, and hope for the best that they could extend the series to at least six games. "Our goal is to prolong the series. On Friday, it's a must win for us, that's a crucial game. Every win for us, it prolongs this series. Siguro, we'll take our chances with a long series," Guiao said after the game. On an up-and-down contest that featured 31 lead changes and 13 ties, the former Rain or Shine coach lamented the team's collapse midway through the fourth quarter, in which they saw the veteran Hotshot squad ride the back of big man Ian Sangalang for a lead that they would not relinquish until the final buzzer. "For this game, we felt we just lost on breaks. There were some crucial moments in the last 4-5 minutes when we could have made some big plays, but actually, the breaks favored the other team." In terms of their defense, Guiao also regretted his team's effort, because they allowed their opponents to 52.4-percent accuracy from downtown on an 11/21 shooting clip. The multi-titled coach added that Ian Sangalang's 24-point performance certainly did not help their cause, which led to Magnolia hitting timely field goals in the final stretch of the game. "We fought hard, but again the breaks did not fall on our side. But we will fight harder on Friday, we know that's a make or break game for us." -- Follow this writer on Twitter, @philipptionary.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 14th, 2018

ROS stops champion San Miguel to make next round

Rain or Shine is through the the next round of the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup. The Elasto Painters pulled away late over the three-time defending champion San Miguel Beer, scoring a 95-80 decision Wednesday at the MOA Arena. ROS got its sixth win against four defeats to make the quarterfinals for a fourth straight conference. The Elasto Painters wrap up their schedule Friday to determine their final placing. For San Miguel, the loss didn't do much as the champs were going to be number one in the playoffs either way. The Beermen tie Magnolia with the best record at 8-3 but the flagship SMC franchise hold the tiebreaker. "At least now we're assured of a playoff spot," head coach Caloy Garcia said. "But of course what we want to achieve is to win our game on Friday for us to be at least in the numer four. And of course, we play Ginebra that needs to win so that's gonna be a good battle for us kasi pangit naman papasok ka sa next round galing talo," he added. ROS exploded on the Beermen in the latter half of the fourth quarter, scoring eight unanswered points to turn a six-point lead into a 14-point advantage. Beau Belga was at the front of the Elasto Painters' attack, scoring a game-high 19 points. Jewel Ponferada was a surprise spark, firing 17 markers. Mark Borboran and Gabe Norwood chipped in 11 and 10 points respectively. For the Beermen, it was June Mar Fajardo that led the way with 19 points.   The Scores:  Rain or Shine (95) - Belga 19, Ponferada 17, Borboran 11, Norwood 10, Trollano 8, Daquioag 8,  Nambatac 6, Ahanmisi 5, King 3, Washington 3, Almazan 3, Maiquez 2, King 0. San Miguel (80) - Fajardo 19, Lassiter 17, Cabagnot 13, De Ocampo 8, Santos 8, Espinas 6, Ross 5, Vigil 2, Ganuelas-Rosser 2, Lanete 0, Heruela 0, Pessumal 0. Quarter Scores: 26-22, 38-38, 60-62, 95-80   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 28th, 2018