Defending champion ROS starts anew as Commissioner's Cup unfolds

ABS-CBN Sports on Mar 17, 2017 09:46 AM
Defending champion ROS starts anew as Comm's Cup unfolds
Gabe Norwood and the Elasto Painters start their Commissioner's Cup title defense against Yeng Guiao's NLEX Road Warriors.

Maybe now Rain or Shine can finally start a true franchise rebirth.

The defending champion Elasto Painters start their title defense against former coach Yeng Guiao and the NLEX Road Warriors as the 2017 PBA Commissioner's Cup unfolds Friday at the Big Dome.

Winning the franchise's second PBA championship in 2016, Rain or Shine is a much more different team this time around with Guiao and Paul Lee departing for other teams.

After struggling with new pieces in the Philippine Cup, the mid-season PBA tournament should serve as the true new beginning for the team.

Standing in their way of a good start is Guiao who is also trying to make a good second impression after the Road Warriors finished last in the All-Filipino.

Tipoff is set for 7:00 p.m. at the Araneta Coliseum.

In the first game at 4:15 p.m., Meralco takes on a dangeround Mahindra side as both teams, also part of the bottom half in the Philippine Cup, look for a stronger start in the new conference.

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