ROS all business despite first game against former gunner Jeff Chan
Taking on the Phoenix Fuel Masters Wednesday at the Ynares Center, the Elasto Painters played its first game against former gunner Jeff Chan who the team traded away last month for Mark Borboran and a first round pick.
ANTIPOLO --- After once again wheelin' and dealin' in the 2017 Governors' Cup, Rain or Shine finally got to face one of its former players that served a key role during the team's methodical rise as a PBA power.
Taking on the Phoenix Fuel Masters Wednesday at the Ynares Center here, the Elasto Painters played its first game against former gunner Jeff Chan who the team traded away last month for Mark Borboran and a first round pick.
It was a pretty good reunion to say the least... for Rain or Shine anyway as the Elasto Painters picked up a 116-111 win to keep their top-4 hopes alive come playoff time.
Chan for his part, had a quiet six points in nearly 27 minutes of play.
"Samin naman no big deal yun eh," head coach Caloy Garcia said on ROS taking on Jeff Chan for the first time.
"Lik what he [Chan] said, it's a business. Hindi naman kalaban namin si Jeff Chan tonight, we played against Phoenix," he added.
Regardless of the trade, it appears that ROS and Chan are still pretty good with one another. They won two championships after all and Jeff was the Finals MVP in on of them.
Both side are good, until they have to play each other again.
"That was the mindset of the the players na treat him as an enemy not as a friend during the game but after the game, back to normal. Magkaibigan ulit. I think it's just more of teams trying to think about themselves rather than thinking about other teams," Garcia said.
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