The Rain or Shine Elasto Painters is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the Columbian Dyip at 4:30 P.M. on September 22, 2019 live from the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.
The Dyip wanted to make back-to-back victories and own the top of the standing in this early stage of the third conference while the Elasto Painters wanted a quick bounce-back victory when the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup resumes this afternoon at the Big Dome.
Columbian head coach Johnedel Cardel seems to have a good scouting staff around him. If the last conference they had Lester Prosper this time around they hired Khapri Alston.
Alston is only 6-foot-3 but he got a hefty size and knows how to use it most especially playing at the post.
Coach Cardel is all praises to the shining gem he found.
“I’m not just happy, I’m overjoyed,” Cardel said. “That’s the kind (of import) that we were missing in the past—someone who posts, someone who is a go-to type.”
Alston and the entire Dyip got their first win in their 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup opener against the Aces.
Alston had a monster game in his debut where he tallied 38 points and pulled 22 boards. Likewise, CJ Perez continues his good showing from FIBA World Cup and now he carries it in the local league.
For the Elasto Painters, on the other hand, they came short against the NorthPort Batang Pier last Friday in MOA Arena.
Yet, coach Caloy Garcia most likely has advised his troops not to be disappointed with their defeat and continue to execute their basketball system.
“We just have to stick with the system,” he said. “I feel that we didn’t get off on the right foot to start the (NorthPort) game,” added Garcia.