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Raining on B-Meg's Parade

For the first time ever, the PBA franchise Rain or Shine won the championship in this season's Governor's Cup. The pressure was on both teams, actually. B-Meg, being the past conference champs, were pressured to win again because of their line-up that runs deep (they have three freakin' point guards), and of course their championship experience. They have Tim Cone on their side, too, who was poised to win his 15th PBA title, on his way to tying the current PBA record-holder, legendary local coach Baby Dalupan.

Rain or Shine (or ROS from hereon) got walloped for two straight games following a 3-1 lead that they blew, due in large part to rookie sensation Paul "The Lethal Weapon" Lee's exit from the conference in Game 2 because of a shoulder injury (which I believe requires surgery). So they, too, were feeling the pressure to redeem themselves. And what better way to do it than to win in Game 7! All in good time, mates! All in good time.

Thanks for the timely advice, Gallagher brothers!

My basketball teammate from the office actually told me on Facebook, "Sinong unang maka-shoot, siya ang magcha-champion." ("Whoever gets to shoot the first basket will be the champ.") It couldn't be any more true. ROS import Jamelle Cornley got an assist from former FEU sharpshooter Jeff Chan (the future Allan Caidic), so ROS drew first blood. Well, it also happened in our office championship game last June. We scored the first basket and eventually became the champs.

The Jeff Chan of the past.

Celebs were in attendance, too, like Ai-Ai de las Alas, Val Sotto, Danica and Ciara Sotto, and Bea Alonzo and Zanjo Marudo. They were part of the 22,000 in attendance last night at the mecca of Philippine Basketball Game 7s, The Smart Araneta Center (a.k.a. "The Big Dome").

Where it's at, baby!

B-Meg's high-flying import Marcus Blakely fouled out with lots of time left. But IMO, he ain't the reason why the Llamados lost the ball game. ROS was already leading when he fouled out. It was because B-Meg's usual gunners ("Big Game" James Yap and "The Apostle" Peter Jun Simon) both suddenly turned ice-cold. Plus, ROS's D was more intense than the trademark B-Meg defense.

Led by this guy, Marc "Sakuragi" Pingris.

Plus, B-Meg's point guards were exploited by ROS's point guard Gabe Norwood. He was way taller than these guys so he punished them in the post a lot. His jumpers couldn't be reached. He's like five to six inches taller than B-Meg's tallest point guard, that's why!

Obama 2.0 is a hell of a specimen!

Congratulations to ROS, 2012 PBA Governor's Cup champs!

*Images from clashmusic.com, interaksyon.com, talakayanatkalusugan.com, oocities.org, and ros-elastopaint.com

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Halatang bored kaya nag-review ng basketball game. Haha.

apple said...

Jeff Chan is really similar to Alan Caidic. The way he shoot, and the way play the game. Hope Rain or Shine will make to the finals again!

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