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Rain or Shine Takes Down TerraFirma in PBA Philippine Cup

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Rain or Shine Elasto Painters wasted a double-digit lead before pulling off a 91-82 triumph over TerraFirma Dyip in the 2020 PBA Philippine Cup on Friday at the AUF Sports Arena and Cultural Center in Pampanga.

Rey Nambatac top-scored with 19 points, while Javee Mocon, Beau Belga and Gabriel Norwood added 14 markers apiece as the Painters remained unbeaten after two matches.

The Painters had a strong first half showing behind Mocon and Belga as they built a 41-29 lead but Dyip responded with a rally late in the second canto to come to within 34-44 at the half.

TerraFirma went on with its rally in the third period as they took a 55-51 lead but Rain or Shine had a quick response from Mocon, Nambatac and Norwood to take a 66-58 advantage.

The Painters widened the lead further in the fourth period on five straight points by Nambatac for an 82-66 lead. The Dyip made its last push as it cut the deficit to 76-82 but a triple by Nambatac and back-to-back hits by Norwood sealed the win for ROS.

Jaymar Perez finished the match with 26 points, 10 rebounds and six assists, while Juan Miguel Tiongson added 15 markers as the Dyip slumped its second defeat in as many games.

BOX SCORE:

RAIN OR SHINE 91 – Nambatac 19, Mocon 14, Belga 14, Norwood 14, Onwubere 8, Rosales 6, Yap 4, Torres 4, Ponferrada 3, Wong 3, Borboran 2, Tolentino 0.

TERRAFIRMA 82 – Perez 23, Tiongson 15, Khobuntin 12, Adams 10, Cahilig 7, Ramos 6, Camson 5, Celda 1, Faundo 0, McCarthy 0, Calvo 0, Gabayni 0, Agovida 0, Celda 0.

Quarterscores: 19-16, 44-34, 66-58, 91-82.

PHOTO: Rain or Shine Elasto Painters’ Rey Nambatac’s attack was halted by the defense of TerraFirma Dyip’s Juan Miguel Tiongson.