Quantcast
Latest Stories

Rain or Shine forges Game 7 after turning back Powerade

By

MANILA, Philippines—Sustaining its form, Rain or Shine forged a do-or-die Game 7 after fashioning out a 112-98 triumph over Powerade Sunday night in the PBA Philippine Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.

Jeff Chan unloaded 20 of his 26 points in the second half while Paul Lee scattered 15 points, three rebounds and seven assists for the Elasto Painters.

“Our energy level was a lot better today,” said ROS coach Yeng Guiao.

“We played their three scorers well. We made them work for their baskets. They will score but we just wanted them to work hard for it,” Guiao commented on his team’s defense against the Tigers’ troika of Gary David, Marcio Lassiter and JV Casio.

David and Lassiter shot 30 points each while Casio scored seven points. All three had sub-par shooting from the field.

“And I guess that’s the key. We need to sustain the pressure,” added Guiao.

ROS opened the final period with 12 unanswered points capped by a Gabe Norwood trey to establish enough cushion, 92-76, with 7:52 left to stave off elimination.

The Tigers put up one last run that cut the Painters’ buffer down to eight, 91-99, on a transition triple by David.

It was short-lived, though, as ROS got back to its own ways at the offensive end to pull away for good.

No player from Rain or Shine logged 30 minutes or more while Powerade continued to play its key players extended minutes.

David played a game-high 42 minutes while Lassiter sweated out in 41 minutes. Casio wasn’t that far behind with 36 minutes played.

Guiao also noted his team’s good ball movement as ROS had 31 assists on 44 field goals.

Game 7 is set on Wednesday at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City.

“If we can replicate this game on Wednesday we’ll be okay,” said Guiao.


Follow Us

Follow us on Facebook Follow on Twitter Follow on Twitter


Recent Stories:

Complete stories on our Digital Edition newsstand for tablets, netbooks and mobile phones; 14-issue free trial. About to step out? Get breaking alerts on your mobile.phone. Text ON INQ BREAKING to 4467, for Globe, Smart and Sun subscribers in the Philippines.


Tags: Basketball , PBA Philippine Cup , Rain or Shine , Sports



Copyright © 2014, .
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94
Advertisement

News

  • Obama, family cause a small stir at Easter service
  • Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
  • Ancient enigmatic carvings in danger of disappearing
  • Tagle: Hope comes with warning on Easter
  • New plant to boost supply of clean energy
  • Sports

  • Goodbye MGM, Las Vegas for Pacquiao?
  • Rain or Shine drops Ginebra in big hole
  • Ateneo whips CSB; Davao debuts with win over FEU
  • PH pug Hipolito Banal decisions Colombian in Aiba
  • Former Pacquiao sparmate Porter keeps IBF title
  • Lifestyle

  • Transitions and resurrection in the performing arts
  • ‘Archaeology tour’ of Cebu’s heritage of faith
  • Historic Fort Bonifacio tunnel converted into a septic tank
  • ‘Imports’ from London, and play of the year
  • Korean animation comes of age
  • Entertainment

  • Easter musings
  • Solenn in shorts
  • Unmerry mix of attention-calling moves on ‘Mini-Me’ TV tilts
  • Persistence pays off for The 1975
  • Special section in LA fest for Filipino films
  • Business

  • BDO seen keen on bidding for Cocobank
  • Bataan freeport investment pledges up 1,302%
  • Golden Week
  • Bourse to woo Cebu stock mart investors
  • Supper power
  • Technology

  • Nasa’s moon-orbiting robot crashes down
  • Netizens pay respects to Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Nokia recalls 30,000 chargers for Lumia 2520 tablet
  • Facebook rolls out ‘nearby friends’ feature
  • Netizens seethe over Aquino’s ‘sacrifice’ message
  • Opinion

  • Gigi’s home
  • Palace stonewalls on MRT inquiry
  • Couple of things too
  • There is plenty of water behind Wawa Dam
  • Triduum thoughts of a young boy
  • Global Nation

  • Search for Etihad passengers launched
  • Japan presents $57-B ‘dream plan’ to solve Metro congestion
  • Tim Tebow’s charity hospital in Davao seen to open in 7 months
  • OFW died of Mers-CoV in Saudi Arabia, says family
  • Aquino, Obama to tackle US pivot to Asia during state visit
  • Marketplace