The Rain or Shine Elasto Painters registered its first win against the Talk ‘N Text KaTropa Texters, 82-79.
It seems that training here in the Philippines is much better than working out abroad after RoS edged TNT last Friday.
It was reported earlier that KaTropa went to Lithuania to harness their skills during the off-season and dueled the Kazakhs team as well as the Lithuanian junior men’s basketball squad.
Beau Belga who is noticeably having more muscles this season banged Talk ‘N Text’s bigs and logged 14 points and 5 rebounds. His late fourth quarter three-pointer is the dagger of the game and gave coach Caloy Garcia his first victory this 43rd PBA season.
“Sabi ko sa mga players we practiced hard for one month at huwag nilang sayangin,” said Rain or Shine coach Caloy Garcia.
“It’s good to start the season with a win, but ang daming lapses. We can’t win lots of games if we continue this way,” Garcia added.
Jayson Castro led the KaTropa attack with his 18 points rampage while the 2017 PBA Rookie of the Year, RR Pogoy chipped in 16 points.
Rain or Shine vs Talk ‘N Text
RAIN OR SHINE 82 – Belga 14, Tiu 12, Norwood 11, Almazan 11, Ahanmisi 9, Daquioag 8, Nambatac 5, Borboran 5, Trollano 4, Ponferada 3
TALK N’ TEXT 79 – Castro 18, Pogoy 16, Semerad 13, Williams 11, Rosario 8, Reyes 7, Torres 4, Tautuaa 2