The Rain or Shine Elasto Painters is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the GlobalPort Batang Pier at 4:30 P.M. on January 12, 2018 live from the Mall of Asia Arena.
The Batang Pier are all set to prevent a three-game losing skid while the Elasto Painters wanted to avenge their loss during their last outing.
Despite of losing two straight games, newly installed coach of GlobalPort Pido Jarencio still in a positive that he can turn the tides for his Batang Pier squad.
“Mahaba pa ‘yan, marami pang laro,” Jarencio has said.
Consistency is the keyword for coach Pido and that is probably the missing piece to put his team back on the winning track.
“We just played two playoff teams in NLEX and Ginebra,” said Jarencio after the Kings’ game. “For sure, basta maging consistent lang kami. We have to play consistent basketball not just for 45 minutes, but 48 minutes.”
Without Terrence Romeo who is still nursing an injury, GlobalPort needs more scoring firepower to help Stanley Pringle and Sean Anthony.
Similar to what happened with GlobalPort when they played against Barangay Ginebra last Sunday, Rain or Shine was also unable to maintain its lead in the final quarter and surrendered to Blackwater Elite.
However, there’s good news for coach Caloy Garcia and for the rest of RoS fans. Maverick Ahanmisi will be playing this afternoon after he sat out in their last game due to his grandfather’s passing.