Rain or Shine makes Commissioner’s Cup debut vs Star
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The Rain or Shine Elasto Painters, fresh from another Final Four showing, make their debut in the Oppo PBA Commissioner Cup by taking on old rival the Star Hotshots in a Petron Blaze Saturday Special at the Philsports Arena.
Tip off is at 5:15 p.m. with the Elasto Painters again showing up with Wayne Chism in tow.
“Chism is okay. He arrived early and he came in game shape. He didn’t gain weight. He’s really like his old self,” said Rain or Shine coach Yeng Guiao of their returning reinforcement, winner of the Best Import award in the previous Commissioner’s Cup.
Chism and his teammates, however, have to step up with Paul Lee and Jeff Chan out on injuries at least in the first two weeks of the tourney.
Lee, still recuperating from a knee injury, and Chan, nursing an injury to his elbow, won’t be ready to play until March.
The recovery of Raymond Almazan and Jericho Cruz from their own health problems provides the Elasto Painters some relief.
In their first game after a third-place finish in the Philippine Cup, the E-Painters will be up against the Hotshots whom Guiao considers among the tough playoff contenders in the tourney.
“The Hotshots with their old import Denzel Bowles, siguradong laban yan,” said Guiao.
The Hotshots dominated the Meralco Bolts through the first three quarters before tapering off and subsequently suffering an 86-90 loss on opening day.
“The talent in that team is there. Basically, it’s just a matter of getting used to their new coach and new system. Once they settle down, the ability and the potential of the team will come out. The first conference was just feeling out. They can now be judged on their true worth,” Guiao said.
A conference removed under the tutelage of coach Tim Cone, the Hotshots barely made the playoff play last conference and didn’t go deep, eliminated by the Ginebra Kings in the quarters.
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Ivan Johnson makes his much awaited return to the PBA court for TNT on Petron Saturday Special.
Tropa will be up against sister team Meralco at Philsports Arena. Game time is at 3 p.m. as both teams eye a second win on each other’s expense.
There is no love lost between TNT and Meralco as both teams are looking to keep their stronghold at the top of the standings early in the 2016 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.
The Tropa survived Johnson’s absence and escaped Blackwater, 108-102, on Wednesday, leaning on the return of Ranidel de Ocampo and the clutch shooting of Jayson Castro.
But it would take more than just that to overcome the the Bolts, who are coming off a morale-boosting win against Star, 90-86, in the Wednesday nightcap.
Arinze Onuaku announced his entry to the league with 25 points and 22 rebounds for Meralco, which hopes to erase the painful memory of its 1-10 record in the Philippine Cup.
“Hopefully, we’ll win more than one game this conference,” said coach Norman Black, finally breathing that sigh of relief after the big win. “You don’t know how big this win was for us. I hope we will.”
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I might be too strung out on compliments
Overdosed on confidence
Started not to give a fuck and stopped fearing the consequence
Drinking every night because we drink to my accomplishments
Faded way too long I’m floating in and out of consciousness
And they sayin’ I’m back, I’d agree with that
I just take my time with all this shit, I still believe in that
I had someone tell me I fell off, ooh I needed that
And they wanna see me pick back up, well where’d I leave it at
I know I exaggerated things, now I got it like that
Tuck my napkin in my shirt, cause I’m just mobbin’ like that
You know good and well that you don’t want a problem like that
You gone make someone around me catch a body like that
No, don’t do it, (aye) please don’t do it, (aye) cause one of us goes in
And we all go through it (aye)
Drizzy got the money, so Drizzy gonna pay it
Those my brothers, I ain’t even gotta say it
That’s just something they know (at Havana, Cuba)
I’ve mentioned before (in a few Q&A’s) that I subscribe to alerts (such as Google Alerts) on Blac Chyna’s name to keep up-to-date. And I’ve mentioned, too, that the list of highly contradictory and/or ridiculous headlines and articles that show up are insane. Sometimes, I glare at them in frustration. Other times I laugh at the stupidity.
I was thinking maybe (when I get a real ridiculous bunch) of posting up an #intodaysnews section so you could all laugh with me. Or get mad with me. Whichever applies.
Are any of my followers interested? Or should I stick with the regular content?
On August 22, 1933 Senator Huey Long had a little too much to drink and, finding all the washroom stalls taken, peed (accidentally?) on another man’s leg. That man swung a punch at Long and gave him a shiner that he couldn’t hide. Though the man was never identified, he made many of Long’s objectors, such as author Owen P.
White, happy. The Klamath News, Oregon, September 26, 1933
(Two years after this incident Huey Long, who had just announced his bid for presidency, was assassinated at the