AFTER a tough finals match-up with San Mig Super Coffee, Beau Belga is getting ready to take on the imports when Rain or Shine begins its quest for redemption in the coming PBA Commissioner’s Cup.
The Elasto Painters started their buildup for the import-laced conference on Monday, just four days removed from their Game Six defeat at the hands of the Mixers in the Philippine Cup Finals.
“Expect a tougher Rain or Shine next conference,” said Belga.
Even though Rain or Shine had little time to rest, Belga said he is not complaining as the Elasto Painters vie for the Commissioner’s Cup title.
“It’s a short vacation. Kailangang i-heal ‘yung mga aches and pains kasi I’m going to be matched up against the big guys. Imports naman ang ka-match-up ko. Basta laban lang,” Belga said.
“We will play. Kahit short vacation, at least may vacation,” said Belga.
The Commissioner’s Cup will open on Wednesday at the Mall of Asia Arena but Rain or Shine will not make its debut until March 9 against Barako Bull, giving the Elasto Painters six days to prepare.
Despite falling short in their quest for a first all-Filipino title, Belga remains optimistic about Rain or Shine’s title chances with former Liberty University standout Alex McLean as their import.
“Maganda chance namin. We never expected to be in this situation. It’s a big achievement for us to get better next conference. Kahit masakit at mahirap tanggapin, at least, we fought hard,” said Belga.