The Fuel Masters wanted to keep their impressive start as they attempt to make a six game winning streak while the Elasto Painters are eyeing to level with them at the top spot of the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup standings.
Looking at both team’s current win-loss card it’s obvious that Phoenix has the edge with five wins and zero loss.
However, going beyond the numbers, it appears that Rain or Shine is the favorable team in tonight’s match since they already beaten the league’s heavyweights, the San Miguel Beermen and the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel.
Fuel Masters head coach also has the same thought going to their 4:30 PM schedule.
“Five-zero kami, 5-1 sila. Pero parang lamang sila because nakalaban na nila San Miguel Beer and Barangay Ginebra,” said Alas.
Coach Alas concern is the ability of ROS to drill three-pointers. Apart from their guards the big-men of Rain or Shine can also shoot from beyond the three-point arc.
“We have to contain ‘yung mga three-point shooters nila, led by James Yap,” offered Alas.
“Then mga stretch big guys, like (Norbert) Torres, (Jewel) Ponferrada, (Beau) Belga.”
For ROS head coach Caloy Garcia, the secret to win the game is the contribution of their bench.
“Both teams are coming off from a game, so technically I think whoever has a deeper bench can win,” said Garcia.