Rain or Shine overwhelms Mahindra
ANTIPOLO—Rain or Shine overwhelmed Mahindra, 105-83, despite a poor fourth quarter performance for a second straight win in the PBA Philippine Cup Wednesday at Ynares Center.
The Elasto Painters managed to build a 49-point lead, 98-49, after James Yap and Maverick Ahanmisi’s triples but the Floodbuster answered with a 20-0 run to cut the deficit to, 98-69.
But that run was the last of Mahindra’s effort as Rain or Shine’s lead was too big to overcome.
“It was a bad fourth quarter for us, we could’ve done better,” said Rain or Shine head coach Caloy Garcia as they improve to 2-0. “We have to show consistency, the way we finished the fourth wasn’t the way we wanted to.”
“Kanya kanya na sila, (There was no team play), others were hesitant in taking open shots.”
Jericho Cruz led all scorers with 15 points for Rain or Shine while Maverick Ahanmisi had 14.
Yap, who made his 1,001st triple in the game making him the sixth player in PBA history to reach such milestone, had 10 points in his first game as an Elasto Painter.
Alex Mallari had a 10-point, 10-rebound double-double to lead the 0-2 Floodbuster while Philip Paniamogan and rookie Russel Escoto added 10 points apiece.
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