When the game is on the line, who you gonna call? James Yap

The two-time Most Valuable Player scored eight of his 13 points in the fourth quarter, including six straight during the midway point that enabled the Elasto Painters to tie the game for the first time after being down by 19 at the start.

Rain or Shine eventually won, 108-106, to stay on top of the standings with an 8-1 record.

“Ready lang ako,” Yap said. “Pag tawagin ni coach name ko, ready lang ako.”

Stepping up in the clutch is something that has become a rarity for Yap since joining Rain or Shine from the Purefoods franchise in a trade for Paul Lee in 2016.

Yap is averaging 17 minutes per game this conference, but has embraced the role of a good soldier given the Elasto Painters’ impressive run in the eliminations.