In case nobody was counting, coach Yeng Guiao identified the significance of Jhonard Clarito being with him on the post-match press convention on Saturday.
Historically, the successful coach and participant of the sport are made obtainable to the media after matches.
“To have [a] The glory of one other participant being the perfect participant within the sport solely implies that the contributions are unfold,” Guiao stated after the Elastopainters’ 116-105 victory over Terrafirma Dyip within the PBA Commissioner’s Cup.
That is 4 completely different greatest gamers for Rain or Shine to this point, matching a win streak that may have been a miracle had it not been preceded by an 0-5 (win-loss) early match skid that now looks as if it was ages in the past occurred.
The win at Sensible Araneta Coliseum not solely gave Rain or Shine a constructive feeling going into the vacations, but in addition a fantastic likelihood to sneak a spot within the quarterfinals.
“We simply need to hold our earnings,” Guiao stated. “We simply need to hold taking part in staff ball.”
Rain or Shine returns in January with matches in opposition to TNT and Converge and finishing these assignments will seemingly safe the staff a spot within the prime eight. One defeat can result in problems.
The Elastopainters hope that one other participant will be part of the staff.
On Saturday, it was Clarito who got here by means of for Guiao, producing 16 factors, 5 rebounds, three assists and two steals for Rain or Shine, a efficiency that maybe highlighted the second-year ahead’s scrappy play. He was considered one of 5 native gamers to achieve double figures, with Beau Belga scoring 18 earlier than twisting his ankle.
The others had been Santi Santillan (16), Andrei Caracut (13) and rookie Keith Datu (12), who additionally had 11 rebounds and two blocks.
The Elastopainters additionally win regardless of import Demetrius Treadwell solely scoring 16 factors, which is okay for Guiao as he additionally grabbed 19 rebounds.
“We had been fortunate that he scored 30 in opposition to Magnolia. However I do not assume it can occur once more,” Guiao stated, referring to Treadwell’s rating as he handed league leaders Hotshots their first defeat. “However the rebound is what we search for in him.”
Terrafirma suffered a sixth defeat in a row and the Dyip continued to fall deeper within the pits of the rankings with 2-7. The Dyip haven’t received since beating the NLEX Highway Warriors final month.
That additionally jeopardized Terrafirma’s bid to achieve the play-offs for the primary time because the 2016 Governors’ Cup.
Rain or Shine led simply 87-85 coming into the fourth earlier than taking management behind Belga, Treadwell and Clarito.