The Rain or Shine Elasto Painters is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the Blackwater Elite at 3:00 P.M. on September 23, 2017 live from the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Both the Elasto Painters and the Elite will be playing for their last game this 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup elimination round. The winner and loser will determine the Quarterfinals picture.
Henry Walker’s magic or maybe it’s best to call it as leadership gave Blackwater more wins this third conference.
After a dismal start and prior to the arrival of Walker, the Elite were staring to a 0-3 win-loss card. Fast forward to the current day, they’re now heading to the Quarterfinals round.
“We know that Blackwater is a totally different team,” he said. “They have one of the best imports. Their locals have complemented their import pretty well,” said RoS coach Caloy Garcia.
Speaking of those locals who complemented to Walker’s skills one of them is the newly acquired Allein Maliksi.
Maliksi had a stellar game in his Blackwater Elite debut where he notched 22 points. The other new Elite player who played well was Dave Marcelo.
Coach Leo Isaac is impressed the overall performance of his squad and hoping to move up in the standings.
“To further improve our standings, in case there are some more upsets among the teams above us,” Isaac said. “By our calculations kasi, baka may tsansang mag-No. 7,” he added.
“But our primary goal has been to win as many games in the eliminations and even if we’re now qualified we’re still going to do our very best to win over Rain or Shine on Saturday.”
Rain or Shine are coming off from a win against the already disqualified Alaska Aces in their last outing. The Elasto Painters wanted to secure another victory to keep their chances to join the four top teams.
“I think we can go as high as No. 3 pero iyung 1 and 2 wala na kasi the most we can get is seven wins,” noted Garcia. “Of course, wala naman kaming control sa ibang games. So we just have to try and beat Blackwater,” said coach Caloy Garcia.
Rain or Shine Elasto Painters next game:
- Talk ‘N Text (TNT) Vs Rain Or Shine (ROS) | September 27, 2017 | PBA Quarterfinals Livestream – 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup
Blackwater Elite next game: