Player of the Week: Tiu’s all-around game key to Painters’ strong start
Chris Tiu didn’t put up gaudy stats in his first two games but he was still instrumental in Rain or Shine’s 2-0 start in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.
Tiu did a little bit of everything for the Elasto Painters, averaging 14 points, 3.0 rebounds and 6.5 assists through two games, to be named PBA Press Corps Player of the Week.
The former Ateneo star showcased his all-around game with 18 points, three rebounds and six assists, providing help for import Reggie Jackson in a 109-103 win over Alaska on Friday.
The 32-year-old Tiu continued his impressive start, collecting 10 points, four rebounds and seven assists in a 108-89 rout of Barangay Ginebra.
Tiu’s solid showing propelled Rain or Shine to a first-place tie with TNT in the standings.
The Painters hope to keep on winning when they take on the NLEX Road Warriors on Wednesday at Ynares Center in Antipolo.