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first_imgSEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town “To be honest, I was expecting us to be 4-1 after five games,” Garcia said. “But I really didn’t expect us to beat some of the teams that we beat and lose to Blackwater.”The 99-111 loss to the Elite on Wednesday, admitted Garcia, was a game they took lightly coming in.“Every team is a tough match,” Garcia said. “It’s how you come into the game.”Rey Nambatac had 12 points to lead the Painters, who also have victories over four-time defending champion San Miguel Beer and crowd-favorite Barangay Ginebra.ADVERTISEMENT “Lucky for us that Alaska [had manpower woes]. We allowed them to get back in the game.”The Painters, who didn’t have to contend with at least three of the Aces’ traditional starters, led by as much as 22 points and didn’t need anyone to dominate offensively in the lopsided contest.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesRain or Shine, at 4-1, trails idle Phoenix (4-0).Alaska debuted sans Vic Manuel, JV Casio and Kevin Racal who have different injuries.A fourth Ace, Yutien Andrada, was also injured.In the second game, Roger Pogoy scored five straight points late in overtime to key an 80-75 TNT win over Magnolia, which also played its first game since ruling the Commissioner’s Cup last December.Pogoy scored 26 points and Jayson Castro 24 as the Texters rose to a fourth-best 3-3. PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Chicano’s SEA Games preparation off to rousing start MOST READ View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations LATEST STORIES Rain or Shine’s Javee Mocon (left) and Alaska’s Jeron Teng chase the loose ball. —SHERWIN VARDELEONRain or Shine brought down another perennial PBA Philippine Cup title contender at Mall of Asia Arena on Sunday night, but coach Caloy Garcia said the Elasto Painters still need to improve on one major aspect.“We have to be consistent,” Garcia said after their 85-72 win over a severely undermanned Alaska crew that allowed the Painters to stay close behind unbeaten leader Phoenix Pulse.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krausslast_img

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