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Yap out to give ROS 3rd crown


Two-time PBA Most Valuable Player (MVP)James Yap and former PBA Best Import awardee Denzel Bowles hope to bring their tried and tested partnership when Rain or Shine (ROS) opens its campaign in the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup starting May 31.

Yap and Bowles will reunite and play with each other exactly seven years after leading B-Meg (now Magnolia) to the 2012 PBA Commissioner’s Cup title with a 4-3 win over Talk N Text.

That time, Yap was voted as Finals MVP while Bowles had a monster 39-point, 21-rebound effort in the series-clinching 90-84 overtime win by the Llamados over the Tropang Texters in the seventh and deciding game.

But this time, the two players will now carry the fight for Rain or Shine, the Asian Coating Philippines, Inc. franchise which is seeking its third PBA championships since joining the league in 2006.

“It will be a lot different now (with Rain or Shine), but Denzel and I have the same goal of winning and leading our team to the PBA Commissioner’s Cup,” said Yap during his appearance in the 23rd “Usapang Sports” by the Tabloids Organization in Philippine Sports (TOPS) at the National Press Club in Intramuros on Thursday.

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