The Rain or Shine Elasto Painters is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the Kia Picanto at 4:30 P.M. on August 13, 2017 live from Mall of Asia Arena.
After several days off the PBA is now back! The Picantos will continue grinding until they get its first win in the ongoing 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup while the Elasto Painters hoping to end their two-game losing streak.
Kia appears no match to the still undefeated Meralco Bolts a week ago. They got whipped by a double-digit lead although the Picantos had a good performance in the second half.
Markeith Cummings led Kia run in the fourth quarter that trims down the lead to 12 points but their opponent was strong enough to get beaten.
Cummings finished the game with 20 points and seven rebounds where most of his scoring only came in the final quarter when the game was already out of reach.
Reden Celda scored 17 points while Glenn Khobuntin added 13 points for Kia.
PBA Replay: Rain or Shine vs Kia (August 13, 2017)
For Coach Caloy on the other hand, he will be parading a new look lineup. Considering that Gabe Norwood and Raymond Almazan are currently with the Gilas Pilipinas representing the country for the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup, another familiar player will not be in their team or will no longer be in RoS roster.
That player is the Negros Sniper, Jeff Chan.
Chan got traded few days ago to Mark Borboran and a 2020 second round draft pick and he is now a Phoenix Fuel Master.
Not only that, the Elasto Painters also traded Mike Tolomia in exchange for Ed Daquioag.
With Chan gone, coach Caloy Garcia will now turn to former MVP James Yap as his go-to-guy.
“I’m not putting that much pressure on James, pero since we’re losing Jeff, alam niya na siguro the reasons why,” Garcia said of the two-time MVP Yap.