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Mocon, Rain or Shine bounce back with rout of Blackwater

/ 12:20 PM November 08, 2020
Javee Mocon Rain or Shine

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MANILA, Philippines — Rain or Shine used a big third quarter to beat Blackwater, 82-71, and get back on track in the PBA Philippine Cup Sunday at AUF Sports Arena & Cultural Center in Angeles, Pampanga.

Javee Mocon redeemed himself just less than 24 hours removed from a horrible shooting night in Rain or Shine’s 70-62 loss to Magnolia with 19 points and 13 rebounds.

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“Rey (Nambatac) got injured and we needed that spark and everybody had to step up,” said Mocon, who scored just three points on 1-of-9 shooting from the field against the Hotshots.

Rey Nambatac, a vital piece for the Elasto Painters, played only nine minutes as he hurt his right ankle when he landed on the foot of Elite forward Niño Canaleta at the 11:45 mark of the second quarter.

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Up by just four at the half, Rain or Shine outscored Blackwater, 25-9, in the third quarter as the Elite never got within striking distance.

Beau Belga added 14 points and five rebounds for the Painters, who stopped a three-game skid and created a four-way tie in fifth place at 5-4.

Mac Belo had 15 points and eight rebounds for Blackwater, which suffered its sixth straight loss for a 2-7 card.

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