Rain or Shine aims for share of lead in TNT rematch
MANILA, Philippines – Talk 'N Text and Rain or Shine meet in a rematch of their PBA Philippine Cup finals series Sunday at the Araneta Coliseum, with the Elasto Painters aiming to gain a share of the lead in the Commissioner’s Cup.
The Elasto Painters are currently at joint second place with the Petron Blaze Boosters, with both squads holding 6-3 win-loss records.
But Rain or Shine has lost all six of their games against Talk 'N Text this season, including a four-game sweep at the hands of the Texters in the finals of the Philippine Cup.
The Texters’ latest win against Rain or Shine came on March 13, when they neutralized import Bruno Sundov on their way to an 86-76 victory.
"We put two big men on him all night. The idea was to keep a body between him and the basket. He's seven-two, and he’s a good offensive player," TNT head coach Norman Black told the PBA website on their tactic for limiting Sundov.
If Talk 'N Text extends their mastery over the Elasto Painters, the two squads will be at joint third in the league standings.