PBA: Rain or Shine bolsters playoff bid, shuts down Blackwater | Inquirer Sports

PBA: Rain or Shine bolsters playoff bid, shuts down Blackwater

/ 05:36 PM July 13, 2022
Rain or Shine's Rey Nambatac

FILE–Rain or Shine’s Rey Nambatac. –PBA IMAGES

MANILA, Philippines–Rain or Shine kept its playoff aspirations alive on Wednesday, stifling vengeful Blackwater, 107-90, in the 2022 PBA Philippine Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.

The Elasto Painters drew 26 points from Rey Nambatac and 20 more from Gian Mamuyac to improve to 3-6 overall and move within the cusp of making the Top 8 teams that will make the quarterfinals.


“Our guys were able to put together two consecutive excellent performances. Being consistent is a talent, and being excellent is a habit. It showed tonight,” said coach Chris Gavina whose charges annexed a second-straight victory after taking down NLEX last weekend.

“As one of the veterans in this team, I always tell the younger players that we’ve been through this situation. So I told them to just enjoy each game,” said Nambatac, whose club takes aim at two must-win games that should bolster its chances of making the next round.


Rain or Shine plays Terrafirma next before wrapping its elimination round against Magnolia.

Brandon Ganuelas-Rosser had 19 points, while Baser Amer and Ato Ular chipped in 13 each, and JVee Casio 11 more for the Bossing who suffered a second-straight loss and slid to 5-3.

On tap for Blackwater are NLEX, Converge, and Magnolia.

The Scores:

RAIN OR SHINE – Nambatac 26, Mamuyac 20, Belga 12, Norwood 10, Nieto 9, Torres 9, Ponferrada 7, Borboran 5, Ildefonso 4, Santillan 2, Demusis 2, Caracut 1, Asistio 0

BLACKWATER – Ganuelas-Rosser 19, Ular 13, Amer 13, Casio 11, Sena 9, Suerte 6, McCarthy 6, Torralba 5, Taha 4, Ayonayon 4, Dyke 0, Ebona 0, Melton 0, Escoto 0

Quarterscores: 28-22, 41-45, 78-68, 107-90.


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