Rain or Shine tries to get a winning streak going against Terrafirma, while Magnolia tussles with NLEX on PBA Thursday.
2022-23 PBA Governors' Cup Thursday Games (February 16)
Rain or Shine Elasto Painters (1-4) versus Terrafirma Dyip (2-3)
- Rain or Shine’s Rey Nambatac only had nine points on 2-of-5 shooting in their last game, but he’s still averaging 16.2 points and a decent 35% clip from the three-point line. Look for the lefty scoring guard to get going again in Thursday’s matchup with Terrafirma.
- Through five games this conference, Terrafirma has gotten efficient scoring contributions from import Jordan Williams (40.0 points on 62% True Shooting) and star guard Juami Tiongson (22.6 points on 62.2% True Shooting).
NLEX Road Warriors (4-1) versus Magnolia Hotshots (2-3)
- NLEX’s Brandon Ganuelas-Rosser recently hosted a block party against Ginebra, compiling five blocks without committing a single foul. NLEX needs every bit of Ganuelas-Rosser’s interior defense against Magnolia, especially in limiting an excellent paint scorer like Hester.
- Magnolia’s Paul Lee is still lights out from deep. Coming off a 45% three-point shooting clip in the Commissioner’s Cup, Lee is shooting 42.6% from long-range this conference.