Lee returns as Rain or Shine eliminates Barako Bull


Doug Kramer lands elbow in Chris Tiu and foot on Gabe Norwood after he takes a shot. PBA/Nuki Sabio

MANILA, Philippines—Toting a complete line-up, Rain or Shine eliminated Barako Bull, 116-101, Friday in the 2012 PBA Philippine Cup at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

With the much-awaited return of Paul Lee and a career-game from Jonathan Uyloan, the Elastopainters dominated the Energy from the get go.

Uyloan provided quality numbers with 18 points, three assists and two blocks.

Lee added 16 points while Jervy Cruz led with 23 markers for Rain or Shine, who are still eyeing the second spot.

A 6-0 run to start the payoff period gave Rain or Shine a 26-point edge, and stayed in cruise control for the rest of the game.

“Lagi ako nagsshooting, okay na braso ko at wala na masakit,” said Lee, who is fresh off a long layoff due to a shoulder injury.

The loss ended the Energy’s bid for a spot in the quarterfinals and joined Globalport as the two squads eliminated.

Danny Seigle had 21 points for Barako Bull, which ended its campain with a 4-10 record.

The scores:

Rain or shine 116 – Cruz 23, Uyloan 18, Lee 16, Chan 11,Quinahan 11, Belga 10, Tiu 8, Norwood 8, Rodriguez 4, Arana 4, Jaime 3, Matias 0, Tang 0.

Barako Bull 101 – Seigle 21, Tubid 17, Yap16, Kramer 15, cruz 13, Anthony 11, marcelo 8, Najorda 0, Pennisi 0.

Quarters: 32-19; 54-47; 86-66; 116-101

Get Inquirer updates while on the go, add us on these apps:

Inquirer Viber

Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.

  • Borogol

    LOL! Nice shot! katawa lang mukha ni Tiu (eengot engot).. hahahaha

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