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Rain or Shine guard Chris Tiu is hoping for a double celebration.
Tiu’s wife – the former Clarisse Ong – is expected to deliver the couple’s first child this month and the feisty guard said a first championship in the PBA would make it even sweeter.
“I am very excited,” said Tiu after RoS lost Game 4 (99-111) that denied them a sweep of the best-of-seven finals series in the Oppo PBA Commissioner’s Cup Friday night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
“We still have a championship to win and that’s we’re tying to do. I’m trying to stay focused. The goal is to win a championship and of course, to have a baby this month as well.”
“It would be a double sweet victory, God willing. That’s why I’ve been praying everyday and I ask prayers for all our family and friends for a safe and smooth delivery for my wife,” the 30-year-old Tiu added.
Game 5 is scheduled today at the Big Dome.
Since entering the pro league as the No. 7 overall pick of Rain or Shine during the 2012 PBA Rookie Draft, the former Ateneo stalwart had three finals stints with the team but never won a title.
However, with a 3-1 lead in the seven-game affair with Alaska, Tiu said they are going all out to win the franchise’s second overall championship after claiming the 2012 Governors’ Cup.
“That would be the best case scenario,” said Tiu, adding that the baby’s gender is female but they have not decided yet on the name.