Chan shoots way into Player of the Week citation
ABS-CBN News on Apr 17, 2017 11:24 AM
Jeff Chan’s take-charge mentality was evident on Holy Wednesday when defending champion Rain or Shine registered a grind-out 96-94 come-from-behind win over Phoenix.
With his team down by as many as 17 points, Chan willed Rain or Shine back to life with baskets from inside and outside - the last, a three-point play off Mark Borboran with 7.7 seconds to go that push the Elasto Painters ahead for good.
The left-handed sniper from Bacolod finished with 24 points, 12 coming inside the final six minute,s as Rain or Shine snapped a two-game skid to improve to 4-2 overall.
The 34-year-old Chan’s hot-shooting performance earned him the Accel-PBA Press Corps Player of the Week for the period of April 10 to 16, besting a tough host of candidates led by San Miguel's Chris Ross, Meralco big man Kelly Nabong and wingman Jared Dillinger, as well as GlobalPort Filipino-American guard Stanley Pringle.
Rain or Shine took a long break during the Holy Week but is expected to go all-out in practice as they gear up for their much-awaited clash with unbeaten San Miguel Beer (3-0) on April 22 at the MOA Arena.