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Playoffs still in sight for Rain or Shine after cooling down Meralco

Nov 17, 2019 - 7:22 PM

Led by import Richard Ross and Rey Nambatac, Rain or Shine erases a 13-point deficit to snap Meralco's five-game win streak

STILL ALIVE. Beau Belga and Rain or Shine remain in the running for a quarterfinals berth. Photo from PBA Images

Rain or Shine survives San Miguel comeback with stunning win

Nov 09, 2019 - 7:27 PM

Rain or Shine Elasto Painters stun the San Miguel Beermen to keep its playoff hopes alive in the PBA Governors' Cup

KEY PLAYER. Rey Nambatac helps Rain or Shine sustain the lead throughout the game. Photo by PBA Images

Garcia rues Rain or Shine didn't get new import Ross earlier

Oct 30, 2019 - 10:34 PM

Caloy Garcia feels Richard Ross, their fourth import in the PBA Governors' Cup, could have made a big difference for Rain or Shine had he started the conference

GIVE IT ALL. Richard Ross vows to go all out despite Rain or Shine having slim chances of making the playoffs. Photo from PBA Images

Harris triple-double propels NLEX to share of No. 1 spot with TNT

Oct 30, 2019 - 7:07 PM

Manny Harris falls short of the 40-point mark for the first time in 3 games, but comes out just as impressive as NLEX blows out Rain or Shine

DO-IT-ALL. Manny Harris earns his first career triple-double in the PBA. Photo from PBA Images

Barangay Ginebra outlasts Rain or Shine to stretch win streak

Oct 26, 2019 - 9:03 PM

Justin Brownlee and Scottie Thompson deliver at crunch time as Barangay Ginebra picks up its third straight win

STREAKING. Stanley Pringle and Barangay Ginebra pull away late to send Rain or Shine back to the losing track. Photo from PBA Images

Rain or Shine snaps 4-game skid at Blackwater's expense

Oct 23, 2019 - 7:25 PM

New import Kwame Alexander sparks a closing 15-1 run as Rain or Shine clinches its second win in 7 games

NO MORE DRY SPELL. Kwame Alexander provides a positive impact for Rain or Shine. Photo from PBA Images

House on fire as Alaska nabs first win

Oct 13, 2019 - 6:55 PM

Frank House drops a huge double-double as Alaska scores a breakthrough win in the 2019 PBA Governors' Cup

CONSISTENCY. Frank House lifts the Alaska Aces to their first win in the 2019 PBA Governors' Cup. Photo by PBA Images

Phelps, Garcia come in clutch as Phoenix snaps skid over Rain or Shine

Oct 09, 2019 - 9:48 PM

Eugene Phelps and RR Garcia team up for the game-winning play to lift Phoenix in a bounce-back win

CLUTCH. Eugene Phelps dishes it to RR Garcia for the game-winner. Photo by PBA Images

Locke says 'couple of bad calls' messed up rhythm in losing PBA debut

Oct 05, 2019 - 1:05 PM

Playing in the country for the first time, Kayel Locke's first game in the PBA didn't go as expected

ADJUSTMENT PERIOD. Kayel Locke says things will look good moving forward once he adjusts to how officials call games in the PBA. Photo from PBA Images

Magnolia noses out Rain or Shine in low-scoring affair

Oct 04, 2019 - 9:25 PM

Romeo Travis does most of the heavy lifting as Magnolia wins back-to-back games after dropping its conference-opener

SUPER IMPORT. Romeo Travis carries Magnolia behind his back with an all-around performance. Photo from PBA Images

Wright 'no excuses' as flagrant foul on Rosario dooms Rain or Shine

Sep 28, 2019 - 10:13 PM

Rain or Shine succumbs to TNT as Joel Wright gets forced to sit in the crucial stretch after intentionally tripping Troy Rosario

KEEPING A COOL HEAD. Joel Wright says he needs to play better as Rain or Shine slips to 1-2. Photo from PBA Images

TNT pummels Rain or Shine behind do-it-all McDaniels

Sep 28, 2019 - 7:16 PM

KJ McDaniels and TNT remain unbeaten in two games to seize a piece of the lead with NLEX

BACK-TO-BACK. KJ McDaniels takes over late for the undefeated TNT. Photo from PBA Images

Wright catches fire late to tow Rain or Shine past Columbian

Sep 22, 2019 - 7:25 PM

Joel Wright scores 8 of his team's last 10 points as Rain or Shine cracks the winning column

BACK ON TRACK. Joel Wright and Rain or Shine redeem themselves from their conference-opening loss. Photo from PBA Images

Bolick clutch as NorthPort avoids meltdown vs Rain or Shine

Sep 20, 2019 - 10:09 PM

Robert Bolick knocks down a pair of free throws in the dying seconds to save the Batang Pier from a monumental collapse

RIGHT TRACK. Robert Bolick powers NorthPort to a winning debut in the Governors' Cup. Photo from PBA Images

Rain or Shine trades Ahanmisi to Alaska for Exciminiano, draft pick

Aug 16, 2019 - 2:44 PM

Maverick Ahanmisi and Ping Exciminiano both bid farewell to the teams that drafted them in the PBA

TRADED. Maverick Ahanmisi and Ping Exciminiano exchange teams. Photos from PBA Images

San Miguel back in the finals with Game 4 win over Rain or Shine

Aug 02, 2019 - 9:48 PM

The Beermen roar back from another double-digit deficit to punch their ticket to the finals for the second straight conference

ON TO THE NEXT. Chris McCullough and San Miguel deny Rain or Shine a winner-take-all match. Photo from PBA Images

Belga walks the talk as Rain or Shine foils San Miguel sweep

Jul 31, 2019 - 11:51 PM

Beau Belga takes matters into his own hands late to help the Elasto Painters drag the Beermen to a Game 4 in their best-of-five semifinals affair

ONE MORE GAME. Beau Belga shows he is not ready for vacation yet. Photo from PBA Images

Rain or Shine survives McCullough career night to avert San Miguel sweep

Jul 31, 2019 - 9:46 PM

The Elasto Painters shave their series deficit in the best-of-five semifinals to 1-2 despite squandering another huge lead

NOT DONE YET. Javee Mocon and Rain or Shine stay alive. Photo from PBA Images

Caloy Garcia admits fault as Rain or Shine blows huge lead to San Miguel

Jul 30, 2019 - 8:38 AM

The Elasto Painters squander a 29-point advantage, allowing the Beermen to move one win closer from advancing to the PBA Commissioner's Cup finals

COMEBACK. San Miguel comes back from down double figures for the second straight game to beat Rain or Shine. Photo from PBA Images

Ross on fire as San Miguel stuns Rain or Shine in 41-point turnaround

Jul 29, 2019 - 9:32 PM

The Beermen gain a 2-0 lead over the Elasto Painters in their best-of-five semifinals series after storming back from down 29 points

MARKSMAN. Chris Ross fires from all cylinders for a career-high in three-pointers made. Photo from PBA Images

San Miguel turns back Rain or Shine in Game 1 with second-half surge

Jul 27, 2019 - 9:23 PM

Import Chris McCullough and Christian Standhardinger show the way in the final quarter as the Beermen storm back from a double-digit deficit

RELIABLE. Christian Standhardinger delivers for San Miguel down the stretch. Photo from PBA Images

Toughened by scolding, Nambatac rises as new takeover guy

Jul 26, 2019 - 12:24 AM

Rain or Shine escapes Blackwater to reach the semifinals thanks to Rey Nambatac learning from his past mistakes

HERO. Rey Nambatac delivers another clutch performance for semifinals-bound Rain or Shine. Photos from PBA Images

Nambatac clutch again, propels Rain or Shine over Blackwater to semis

Jul 25, 2019 - 9:36 PM

Rain or Shine completes the semifinals cast and will face San Miguel in a best-of-five series

BATTLE-TESTED. Rain or Shine displays the experience it gained from countless trips in the playoffs to overcome Blackwater. Photo from PBA Images

Smith bounces back as Blackwater forces Rain or Shine to sudden death

Jul 23, 2019 - 9:39 PM

The Elite protect their lead down the stretch this time to take Game 2 of the best-of-three quarterfinals duel

BREAKTHROUGH. Greg Smith will not end the conference for Blackwater without a win. Photo from PBA Images

Nambatac embracing go-to guy role for Rain or Shine

Jul 20, 2019 - 9:04 PM

Rey Nambatac stars in several key plays as Rain or Shine trumps Blackwater in Game 1 of the quarterfinals

CLUTCH. Rey Nambatac does not shy away from the biggest moments. Photo from PBA Images

Rain or Shine draws first blood vs Blackwater behind Nambatac winner

Jul 20, 2019 - 7:07 PM

The Elasto Painters storm back from 8 points down in the final two minutes to take Game 1 of their best-of-three quarterfinals duel against the Elite

SUPRISE, SURPRISE. No. 6 Rain or Shine stuns No. 3 Blackwater. Photo from PBA Images

San Miguel nips Rain or Shine in CDO to punch playoff ticket

Jul 13, 2019 - 7:52 PM

Import Chris McCullough and June Mar Fajardo take over down the stretch as the Beermen tally their third straight win

BACK TO THE PLAYOFFS. June Mar Fajardo and San Miguel won't go on an early vacation. Photo from PBA Images

Montgomery does enough for Rain or Shine as Bowles replacement

Jul 10, 2019 - 9:10 PM

Carl Montgomery holds his own in his PBA debut as Rain or Shine bolsters its playoff hopes

STAND-IN. Carl Montgomery helps Rain or Shine remain relevant in the playoff race. Photo from PBA Images

Rain or Shine boosts playoff bid with escape over Magnolia

Jul 10, 2019 - 7:01 PM

The Elasto Painters pick up their second straight win, while the Hotshots absorb their third straight loss

WINNING DEBUT. Carl Montgomery debuts for Rain or Shine as a replacement for Denzel Bowles. Photo from PBA Images

Bowles felt 'something cracked in his knee'

Jul 06, 2019 - 10:57 PM

Denzel Bowles will 'most probably' be out for the PBA Commissioner's Cup after hurting his knee, says Rain or Shine coach Caloy Garcia

INJURED. Denzel Bowles provides an early lift to help Rain or Shine clinch its fourth win. Photo from PBA Images

Bowles exits with knee injury, but Rain or Shine escapes Alaska

Jul 06, 2019 - 9:22 PM

Locals step up big for the Elasto Painters as import Denzel Bowles suffers a knee injury in the first half

WIN AGAIN. Denzel Bowles and Rain or Shine rediscover their winning groove. Photo from PBA Images

Caloy believes Rain or Shine can still turn campaign around

Jul 04, 2019 - 12:09 AM

Coach Caloy Garcia says Rain or Shine locals should play consistently to be able to help import Denzel Bowles

BACKS AGAINST THE WALL. Rain or Shine faces 3 must-win games in order to advance to the playoffs. Photo from PBA Images

Jones triple-double powers TNT romp of Rain or Shine

Jul 03, 2019 - 9:48 PM

Terrence Jones links up with Roger Pogoy and Jayson Castro as the KaTropa solidify their hold of the No. 1 ranking

BEAST. Terrence Jones continues to make a strong case for the Best Import award. Photo from PBA Images

Ashaolu turns heads in debut as NLEX averts disaster for 2nd win

Jun 28, 2019 - 7:10 PM

Proving coach Yeng Guiao wrong, Olu Ashaolu drops all-around numbers in his first game with the Road Warriors

WORKHORSE. Olu Ashaolu quickly delivers the goods for the NLEX Road Warriors. Photo from PBA Images

No excuses for Bowles after missing 14 free throws

Jun 23, 2019 - 9:39 PM

Denzel Bowles compensates for his misfortunes at the line with a triple-double as Rain or Shine beats Columbian for the first time since 2017

LEVEL. Denzel Bowles and Rain or Shine pick up their third win in 6 games. Photo from PBA Images

Rain or Shine ends Columbian curse in OT thriller

Jun 23, 2019 - 7:34 PM

Winless to the Dyip since the Philippine Cup last year, the Elasto Painters get over the hump behind Denzel Bowles and Rey Nambatac

BACK ON TRACK. Rain or Shine snaps a four-game skid to Columbian. Photo from PBA Images

Fresh off Pringle trade, NorthPort rallies from 25 down to stun Rain or Shine

Jun 19, 2019 - 7:23 PM

NorthPort ties TNT on top after clinching its third straight win and sixth overall in 7 games

CLUTCH. Mo Tautuaa records a career-high in points and hits big baskets down the stretch. Photo from PBA Images

James Yap hoping for best after suffering groin injury

Jun 10, 2019 - 1:23 AM

The two-time PBA MVP is forced to sit out almost the entire second half as Rain or Shine escapes Phoenix

TAKING PRECAUTION. James Yap decides to sub himself out after feeling pain on his groin. Photo from PBA Images

Bowles takes over to propel Rain or Shine over struggling Phoenix

Jun 09, 2019 - 9:41 PM

The Rain or Shine Elasto Painters come from behind for their second straight win after dropping their first two games of the conference

BACK-TO-BACK. Denzel Bowles and Rain or Shine go on a winning run. Photo from PBA Images

Cone upset Ginebra let Nambatac 'be a Michael Jordan out there'

Jun 07, 2019 - 11:10 PM

Barangay Ginebra sees its two-game winning streak stopped by the erstwhile winless Rain or Shine

ON FIRE. Rey Nambatac displays his sizzling shooting against Barangay Ginebra. Photo from PBA Images

Rain or Shine stalls Ginebra from reaching 1000th win

Jun 07, 2019 - 9:47 PM

Rey Nambatac fires a career-high in points, while Denzel Bowles bags his first win as an Elasto Painter at the expense of former coach Tim Cone

MAIDEN. James Yap and Rain or Shine stop a two-game skid for their first win in the 2019 PBA Commissioner's Cup. Photo from PBA Images

Blackwater hangs on as Rain or Shine stays winless

Jun 02, 2019 - 7:17 PM

The Elite almost squander an 18-point lead but rely on their free throw shooting down the stretch to return to the winning track

CAN'T CATCH A BREAK. Denzel Bowles is still winless as a Rain or Shine player. Photo from PBA Images

Meralco spoils Bowles' PBA return with win over Rain or Shine

May 31, 2019 - 9:53 PM

The Bolts pick up their second win in 4 games with a strong second-half showing against the debuting Elasto Painters

SPOILED. Denzel Bowles issues a stellar game for Rain or Shine, but Meralco still comes out on top. Photo from PBA Images

Rain or Shine ships Almazan to Meralco

May 13, 2019 - 7:59 PM

The Elasto Painters center gets traded for the Bolts' first-round picks in the 2019 and 2021 drafts

FAREWELL. Raymond Almazan is set to part ways with the team that drafted him third overall in 2013. Photo from PBA Images

Denzel Bowles joins Rain or Shine in PBA return

May 01, 2019 - 9:48 PM

The 6-foot-10 big man reunites with former teammate James Yap, with whom he won a PBA title

BACK AT IT. Denzel Bowles will see action in the PBA for the first time since 2016. File photo from PBA Images

Caloy Garcia feels Rome dela Rosa Game 7 shot 'shouldn't have counted'

Apr 28, 2019 - 11:17 PM

Magnolia scrapes past Rain or Shine in a do-or-die Game 7 to set up a finals rematch against San Miguel in the PBA Philippine Cup

KEY COG. Rome dela Rosa plays a key role in Magnolia's return to the Philippine Cup finals. Photo from PBA Images

Magnolia reaches finals at Rain or Shine's expense in gritty Game 7

Apr 28, 2019 - 9:07 PM

The Magnolia Hotshots arrange a finals rematch in the PBA Philippine Cup and deny the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters their first finals trip since 2016

DENIED. James Yap falls prey to his former team Magnolia. Photo from PBA Images

Nambatac answers Belga's call as Rain or Shine stays alive

Apr 26, 2019 - 11:10 PM

The sophomore guard is the latest young gun from the Elasto Painters to rise to the occasion

STEP UP. Rey Nambatac and Rain or Shine force a do-or-die Game 7 against Magnolia in the Philippine Cup semifinals. Photo from PBA Images

Nambatac, Yap star as Rain or Shine drags Magnolia to Game 7

Apr 26, 2019 - 9:29 PM

The Elasto Painters stop the Hotshots' three-game winning streak to send their semifinals series to a winner-take-all

DO-OR-DIE. Game 7 it is for Rain or Shine and Magnolia. Photo from PBA Images

Magnolia a win away from finals with big Game 5 win vs Rain or Shine

Apr 24, 2019 - 9:21 PM

The Hotshots tally their third straight win after dropping the first two games of the best-of-seven series

INCHING CLOSER. Magnolia takes the series lead over Rain or Shine for the first time. Photo from PBA Images