The Rain or Shine Elastopainters is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the NorthPort Batang Pier at 4:30 PM on March 4, 2023 live from the PhilSports Arena at Pasig City, Metro Manila.
The Elastopainters will try to evade a four-game losing skid at the same time keep their playoffs dreams alive while the Batang Pier aiming for the same thing and that’s the last ticket going to the quarterfinals round.
The NorthPort Batang Pier is set to take on the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters on Saturday in the PBA Governors Cup. The Elasto Painters are still without an import and are expected to play all-Filipino. While NorthPort could be handed a very welcome gift, they are not taking anything for granted and know that they need to put in a lot of work against Rain or Shine.
NorthPort is currently tied with Rain or Shine and Terrafirma for ninth place. A win over the Elasto Painters could help NorthPort tie for eighth and playoff for the last quarterfinals berth.
Coach Yeng Guiao is positive, and the players are playing well. A team official said, “the locals have been playing well, except we want them to play four good quarters, not only two.” In a recent game, Rain or Shine outscored Phoenix Fuel Masters, 60-47, in the second half to make it interesting after falling behind by 23 points early.
According to sources, Rain or Shine has put on hold its plans of bringing in another replacement import pending the result of the match. It is said that they have started looking for a new prospect after Jordan Tolbert, their replacement import was found to be over the maximum height ceiling. One replacement being considered is Dar Tucker, who saw action for Jordan in the recent World Cup windows.
The NorthPort Batang Pier knows that this game is important and they need to be prepared for it. They are not taking anything for granted and are working hard to get a win. Coach Pido Jarencio said, “We have to win all our remaining games, so we’ll do our best to get that win.”
This game is going to be a wild one, and fans are excited to see what will happen. With both teams fighting for a spot in the quarterfinals, it’s sure to be a nail-biting game. The stakes are high, and the players are ready to give it their all. It’s anyone’s game, and we can’t wait to see what happens.