The Rain or Shine Elasto Painters is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the Talk ‘N Text KaTropa at 4:30 P.M. on September 28, 2019 live from the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.
The Elasto Painters are looking to make a consistent winning way while the KaTropa wanted to duplicate the same success they had at the last conference. All of these when the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup resumes at the Big Dome.
KJ McDaniels and the rest of the TNT KaTropa took advantage of the off-night performance of Blackwater Elite’s import Marqus Blakely in their third conference opener.
The former Houston Rockets import wasted no time after seeing his counterpart struggle both in offense and defense. McDaniels poured 41 points along with his 22 rebounds in his PBA debut.
Likewise, Jayson Castro who skipped Gilas Pilipinas stint in China to focus on his mother club delivered 17 points, 12 assists, and nine rebounds.
Those stats for both players are enough to make them the marked men for ROS head coach Caloy Garcia as they’ll be the center Elasto Painters’ defense this 4:00 PM.
“Defense will be the key tomorrow if we can put pressure on them,” said Garcia.
“Their import is so talented that he can do everything. We just have to limit his touches. Same kay Jayson.”
Rain or Shine already proved that they know how to shut down imports who had great PBA debut. That’s exactly what they did against the hulking import of the Columbian Dyip, Khapri Alston in their last game.
That was also one of the keys to their victory by limiting the activity of their opponent’s foreign hire.