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Post by MR. FAST on Wed Dec 12, 2012 11:04 am

Philippine Cup QF Series Preview: Rain or Shine vs. Ginebra
BY Robi Raya



How did they get here?

Gaining momentum and confidence from their title run last conference, and with its key players getting a boost of valuable international experience, the Rain Or Shine Elasto Painters were primed to establish itself as an elite franchise going into the Philippine Cup.

They did just that by flaunting an OKC Thunder-like-growth-with-continuity banner and having a very good system in place that had clearly defined roles for Jeff Chan to Jonathan Uyloan and that pushed for total team effort. Despite being handicapped by injuries to its best playmaker, Paul Lee (played only the last game), to its glue guy rookie, Chris Tiu (played only 4 games), and to arguably the best perimeter defender in the L in Jireh Ibanes, ROS wasn’t deterred from playing very well night in and night out in the elimination round, ending up with a 9-5 record at third place.

If you can describe the Painters’ elimination round run as “smooth”, BGSM’s was almost every bit the opposite of that. A graph of Ginebra’s season so far would look like a lifeline with a slew of winning and losing streaks. For the better part of the season, they battled thru identity crisis: struggling to incorporate the wheel that steers the car (L.A. Tenorio) while prematurely giving new players heavy responsibilities. At one point, everything looked bleak for the Barangay. Their offense was futile. It stunk. It sucked.


Alas, when Coach Siot recovered from amnesia — at the point when he decided “Eff this! I’m going back to my oldies”, when he tightened up his rotation while shoving Mark Caguioa to the starting lineup — BGSM caught fire on both ends. That crucial decision consequently salvaged their season and it led to a 7-7 finish, good for 6th best.

Tipping Points

Barangay Ginebra won the season series 2-nil. Everything was on ceteris paribus (practically equal on all stats) mode except for one aspect that swayed both games to BGSM: REBOUNDING. Ginebra partied on the boards in both of their games with a whopping +27 and +8 rebounding advantages in the first and second games respectively.

Rain or Shine’s DEPTH and UNPREDICTABILITY will be the most telling factor in this series. If the Painters make the series a track meet to 100 points and get all sorts of contributions from its 12-man rotation (Yes, Coach Yeng regularly plays 12. How, is beyond me.), “ilista mo na” for ROS.

PHYSICALITY. As they say, “Sino ang unang magpapaakpekto?”



KEY MATCH-UP

The best and the most consistent players from both teams: Mark Caguioa (18 ppg 4 rpg 2 apg 1 spg) vs. Jeff Chan (18 ppg 4 rpg 2 apg). Who will have a harder time against the other team’s stoppers?



X-FACTOR

Jervy Cruz’s brilliance this season has been like a dry milk stain on a white shirt. Nobody even notices it. And I think that’s the way he likes it. He’s a reserved stud dropping quiet 12 and 9 games every night. Arguably the Painters’ 2nd best player all season long, he leads a very potent ROS frontcourt against an often futile BGSM big man crew.

Chris Ellis can potentially be the swing guy in this series. How much harder will he make things for Jeff Chan?

PREDICTIONS

Their two elims games were very close and ROS played those games without, IMO, their 2nd best player in Paul Lee. I think Paul Lee and Chris Tiu coming back will make a big diff in this series. I have ROS in 3 with 70% confidence. Make that a hundred if Jireh Ibanes plays.



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Post by betterhalf on Wed Dec 12, 2012 11:11 am

bilog ang bola wag papasiguro ..

mas confident parin ako na ginebra ang mananalo sa seryeng ito
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Post by garrett_jax on Wed Dec 12, 2012 11:21 am

prediction ko na mananalo............ 2 games sweep .......... ginebra .........
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Post by MR. FAST on Wed Dec 12, 2012 11:22 am

Dati kontrapelo ng Ginebra ang ROS, pero sa nangyari ngayong Phil Cup. masasabi kong di na naten sila kontrapelo
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Post by garrett_jax on Wed Dec 12, 2012 11:26 am

kaya ng ginebra yan ............ kayang bantayan ni ellis si paul lee ..........
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Post by betterhalf on Wed Dec 12, 2012 11:28 am

ingat lang tayo sa mga arte ni jeff chan hahaha.. konting tama lang kla mo ang lakas ng pagkakatama #bestactor
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Post by MR. FAST on Wed Dec 12, 2012 11:28 am

Last year they got our numbers but this year.. ehem.. ehem..
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Post by skyscraper on Wed Dec 12, 2012 11:33 am

Ginebra nato.. basta ayos lang ang rotation..
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Post by MR. FAST on Wed Dec 12, 2012 11:34 am

Paybacktime?
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Post by nolzky83 on Wed Dec 12, 2012 11:35 am

I agree sky sure na yan
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Post by skyscraper on Wed Dec 12, 2012 11:45 am

nolzky83 wrote:I agree sky sure na yan

oo pre Nolsky.. basta pag lumamang sila wag silang magkompiyansa.. at saka wag ibabad si Kerby.. Prone to error at saka nakakahabol ang kalaban pag asa loob to ng matagal
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Post by garrett_jax on Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:00 pm

pero mas kailangan natin si kerby sa opensa ............ mas maganda ang match up nila ni jervy cruz ..........
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Post by skyscraper on Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:03 pm

more on one on one plays kasi yan kaya nakakainis minsan panoorin
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Post by MR. FAST on Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:04 pm

More minutes for Taha and Less minutes for Kerby
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Post by skyscraper on Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:05 pm

give playing time for Keith and let him show his worth sa team...
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Post by garrett_jax on Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:08 pm

ayaw kasi bigyan ni coach siot ng play xia ............ gusto ata si jwash ............
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Post by ruxs_14 on Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:13 pm

mahirap kalaban ngayon ang ROS lalo na't kumpleto sila...
pero dahil kumpleto na ang line up nila wala dapat ikahiya kung matalo tayo kasi tayo lang ang unang team na haharap sa ROS na kumpleto

sana manalo tayo this series 🙏
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Post by skyscraper on Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:16 pm

maglalaro na ba si Jireh? Dikdikan din depensa nun ke Idol MC eh..
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Post by garrett_jax on Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:23 pm

parang di pa maglalaro si jireh .............
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Post by skyscraper on Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:28 pm

ayon! So di sila parin kumpleto hehe.. Yun ang stopper ni MC sa ROS eh..
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Post by ruxs_14 on Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:38 pm

bakit ganon? sila ryan reyes at jireh hindi ko maramdaman yun depensa nila kapag binabantayan nila si MC?
pero kapag si yap yun binabantayan nila parang ang lakas makita kung gaano kagaling yun depensa nila
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Post by garrett_jax on Wed Dec 12, 2012 1:08 pm

iba kasi si idol mc ............. scorer xia ............ si jemz, shooter lang ...........
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Post by MR. FAST on Wed Dec 12, 2012 1:34 pm

PREDICTIONS

Their two elims games were very
close and ROS played those games without, IMO, their 2nd best player in
Paul Lee. I think Paul Lee and Chris Tiu coming back will make a big
diff in this series. I have ROS in 3 with 70% confidence. Make that a
hundred if Jireh Ibanes plays.


tignan naten
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Post by garrett_jax on Wed Dec 12, 2012 1:55 pm

iiyak yan kapag mali ang prediction nya ................ :pangasar:
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Post by MR. FAST on Wed Dec 12, 2012 1:56 pm

Match na match naman ang Ginebra at ROS, sa tingin ko kung sino ang unang umarangkada yun ang mananalo..
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