The Rain or Shine Elasto Painters is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the Talk ‘N Text KaTropa Texters at 6:45 P.M. on August 20, 2017 live from Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Both teams aer currently at the middle of the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup standings and will try to make their own version of back-to-back victories.
However, only one team can take that perks while the other one will join the losing bottom group.
Apart from sharing the almost the same status of their win-loss card, the KaTropa and the Elasto Painters will be also missing three of their respective dependable players.
Roger Pogoy and Jayson Castro still with Gilas Pilipinas in Beirut for the ongoing 2017 FIBA Asia Cup while Troy Rosario will be suiting up for another Gilas Pilipinas squad representing the country for the 2017 South East Asian games in Kuala Lumpur.
For the Elasto Painters on the other hand, they’ll be missing the services of Gabe Norwood and Raymond Almazan who are also in Beirut, Lebanon while Beau Belga will be out due to one game suspension.
TNT will also parade a new import the son of NBA great Glenn Rice. His name is Glenn Rice Jr., a second round draft pick of Philadelphia 76ers back in 2013 and had a two-year stint with the John Wall-led team, the Washington Wizards.
Rice will be replacing the bulky but speedy Michael Craig who helped the KaTropa to achieve a 2-1 record.
However, in Craig’s last game against the Alaska Aces, it was evident that the key of their win came from RR Pogoy and Jayson Castro. That game took place prior to the flight of Gilas Pilipinas to Lebanon.
For the Elasto Painters, they have already tested their new import last August 13 versus the Kia Picanto. J’Nathan Bullock logged a double-double performance with 20 points and 10 rebounds but shoots horrible in the field with 7-of-23. On top of that, he also turned the ball over seven times.
Just like their import, coach Caloy Garcia also unleashed his new acquired players after trading Jeff Chan and Mike Tolomia.
Ed Daquioag scored 8 points while Mark Borboran added with 5 points in their RoS debut.
Rain or Shine next games:
- San Miguel Vs Rain Or Shine | September 6, 2017 | PBA Live – 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup
- Rain Or Shine Vs Star | August 27, 2017 | PBA Livestream – 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup
Talk ‘N Text KaTropa Texters next game: