The Rain or Shine Elasto Painters is scheduled for a head-to-head quarterfinals Game 2 against the GlobalPort Batang Pier at 7:00 P.M. on July 12, 2018 live from the Mall of Asia Arena.
The Batang Pier able to find a way to live for another day as they survived the Game 1 of their quarterfinals clash with the Elasto Painters that carries twice-to-beat advantage.
GlobalPort are seeking to become another ball-club in the PBA to defeat a number one seed squad. If they’re successful this evening, they’ll join Barangay Ginebra, San Miguel Beermen and Powerade to achieve that feat.
With GlobalPort import Malcolm White was sitting on the bench due to foul troubles its local players stepped up and executed their deadly run-and-gun offense.
“With Malcolm on the bench with fouls, our locals worked hard. We started running which is what’s really our strength. We can’t execute when we go to halfcourt game,” said Jarencio. “Malamang yun pa rin ang gagawin namin.”
One particular local player that had a big game was Jonathan Grey who logged 22 points. His most important three-pointer came in the fourth quarter with eleven second remaining.
That shot puts GlobalPort ahead by a single point after getting down as much as 16 points.
Maverick Ahanmisi took the blame why his Rain or Shine Elasto Painters lost Game 1. Ahanmisi missed three of its four free-throws giving their opponent a window of opportunity which they eventually grabbed.
“I’m not taking away the fact that I missed crucial free throws (and it’s) definitely something I gotta work on leading up to the next game,” Ahanmisi said.
“But it shouldn’t have even gotten up to that point, and that game is on me, definitely, for missing the free throws. If I made those, it would have been over,” Ahanmisi added.