Should players be added to the Gilas people? With less than 3 months left, will it help or hinder?
2013 PBA Commissioner's Cup
Rain or Shine Elasto-Painters (103) - (93) Barako Bull Energy Cola
The Best: Bruno Sundov and Paul Lee proved to be a lethal pair, combining for 47 points including shooting 4-of-6 from beyond the arc. Sundov also grabbed 11 rebounds, while Lee added 6 assists and 2 steals.
The Worst: After a hot start to the conference, it seems the law of averages has caught up with Josh Urbiztondo, who made just a single field goal out of ten attempts. The Fil-Am playmaker has shot only 26% (9-of-34) from the floor in Barako's last three outings.
Slow to return: Gilas Pilipinas sniper Jeff Chan continued to fire mostly blanks in his second game back from injury. The former FEU standout shot just 3-of-12 from the floor including 2-of-6 from the rainbow country. Lee won't be able to wax hot every game, so Chan should rediscover his stroke sooner rather than later.
Air21 Express (87) - (82) San Mig Coffee Mixers
The Best: Mike Dunigan has registered double-doubles in all but one of his Commish Cup game, and this one is easily one of the best. The former Oregon Duck produced 25 points and 20 rebounds to help Air21 tie their victims for a share of sixth spot. This is the fifth game Dunigan has scored at least 15 points and grabbed at least 19 rebounds. I don't know about you, but I'm calling him Magic Mike.
The Worst: SMC felt the absence of star forward Joe Devance, who has been playing really well this conference. The San Mig Coffee frontline locals, all six of them, scored a total of only 11 points and grabbed just 14 boards. In contrast, Air21's Niño Cañaleta, Mark Isip, and Bitoy Omolon combined for 25 points on top of 9 rebounds.
PJ Simon love: I am loving how PJ Simon continues to be perhaps the most consistently awesome backcourt guy on the SMC roster despite the fact he goes relatively under-the-radar. 20 points on 8-of-14 FG shooting? That's efficiency at its finest. Meanwhile, his more ballyhooed, but currently embattled, teammate, James Yap, connected on just 6-of-19 attempts. - Rappler.com