The GlobalPort Batang Pier is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters at 4:30 P.M. on January 29, 2017 in Cuneta Astrodome.
These two teams were at the top of the 2016-17 PBA Philippine Cup standings early this season but currently at the brink of getting eliminated.
It’s a do-or-die game for both teams especially for GlobalPort as this is their last game this conference.
Batang Pier is currently in a two-game losing skid where they bowed down to powerhouse San Miguel Beermen and TnT KaTropa.
Terrence Romeo scored 35 points against KaTropa where most of his points came in the last quarter and gave KaTropa a scare when Batang Pier made a late surge. However, it wasn’t enough to beat Talk ‘n Text.
Rain or Shine is also struggling as they also coming from a back-to-back loss. Their recent one was against a bottom team, Meralco Bolts.
Coach Caloy probably gave James Yap a green light to keep shooting where the former MVP registered 17 points. His best scoring output so far as an Elasto Painter.
The missing part of RoS winning formula was that other players weren’t scoring. Apart from Yap, the other Rain or Shine player reached double-digit in scoring was Jewel Ponferada.