The Rain or Shine Elasto Painters is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the Phoenix Pulse Fuel Masters at 6:45 P.M. on June 9, 2019 live from the Ynares Center in Antipolo City.
The Elasto Painters just logged their first victory this conference and they’re looking forward to picking up another one while the Fuel Masters wanted to avoid a three-game losing skid when the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup resume tonight in Antipolo City.
The negative effect of their heated match against the TNT KaTropa several days ago is now being felt by the Phoenix squad.
Without the scoring and rebounding plus the energy provided by Calvin Abueva each time he is inside the court and the tactics provided by head coach Louie Alas, the Fuel Masters absorbed back-to-back defeats.
Adding to their woes is their injured import Rob Dozier who is already replaced by former PBA Best Import awardee, Richard Howell. However, their new foreign hired player played last Friday with no ample rest from his travel and also lacks familiarity with his new teammates.
Interim head coach Topex Robinson hopes that their one-day break is enough for Howell to understand their basketball system which made them number one in the elimination round of the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup.
Speaking about the All-Filipino conference, Rain or Shine is behind them finished at number two.
RoS outside shooting finally was in order and Barangay Ginebra San Miguel was the first squad to feel its sting.
Rey Nambatac had a career night last Friday evening as he shoots the lights out of the Smart Araneta Coliseum. The man who is also known as the “Stingray” netted 30 points in that match.
“Kami yung nawawala sa team na ito. Yung outside shots namin, kailangan mai-convert dahil yun yung isang key para manalo kami,” said Nambatac.
“Kapag na kay Denzel Bowles ‘yung bola, lahat nagko-collapse sa kanya so merong malilibre at malilibre sa labas. Kung wide open, kailangan namin i-convert,” Nambatac added.