The Rain or Shine Elasto Painters is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the Phoenix Petroleum Fuel Masters at 4:30 P.M. on June 16, 2018 live from the Mall of Asia Arena.
The Fuel Masters chase for playoff spot will resume this afternoon and will also try to stop their losing woes while the Elasto Painters are looking forward to sweep their remainder games in the ongoing 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.
After a promising start this import-laden conference, coach Louie Alas and his Fuel Masters are again in the borderline of the top 8 squads. They have three remaining games and they need to win at least two and to secure a Quarterfinals slot they must sweep all of it.
Coach Alas succumbed to Columbian Dyip in their last outing. Fuel Masters import Eugene Phelps logged another stellar performance with his 34 points and 22 rebounds but also committed nine errors due to the pesky defense thrown by the Dyip to him.
Matthew Wright found his shooting touch as he dropped 32 points while coming-off the bench but his effort wasn’t enough to deliver another win for his squad.
As for the Rain or Shine, coach Caloy Garcia himself is even surprised of what his team achieved so far.
“Hindi naming expected ito. Siguro by now (at this point of the eliminations), we would have been 4-3,” said the Rain or Shine coach. “Suwerte pa siguro kami.”
“But as of now, what we’re trying to achieve is not only to have a good elimination, but also to have a good next round.”
The Elasto Painters are now at 7-1 in the standings and will solidify its chance to end their second conference campaign as one of the top two teams.