ROS uses fiery start to score easy win vs. Phoenix

Paul Lintag on Jan 17, 2018 06:32 PM
ROS uses fiery start to score easy win vs. Phoenix
Rain or Shine dropped a 27-7 run right out of the gate to take the fight out of Phoenix and arrest a two-game slide. The Elasto Painters climbed to a 2-2 mark, tied with Phoenix in the standings, following the win.

Rain or Shine vs. Phoenix? Yeah not even close.

The Elasto Painters practically put the game away in the opening period, cruising to an easy 120-99 victory over the Fuel Masters in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup Wednesday at the Araneta Coliseum.

Rain or Shine dropped a 27-7 run right out of the gate to take the fight out of Phoenix and arrest a two-game slide. The Elasto Painters climbed to a 2-2 mark, tied with Phoenix in the standings, following the win.

After scoring scoring only 70 points in a previous loss against Globalport, ROS fired 39 points in the first 12 minutes, setting the tone for the rest of the game.

The Elasto Painters were never really challenged after that the ROS led by as many as 39 points, 86-47, in the second half.

"I think the players just wanted to win today. We played two bad games and we got two losses. I told them after the loss against Global that that's not the team I know, especially that we only scored 70 points," head coach Caloy Garcia said.

"I told them I want a running team and I just challenged in today's game that from beginning to end, I just want a running team. We just simplified some things in our offense and fixed our spacing," he added.

Ed Daquiaog led the way for ROS, shooting 70 percent from the field to finish with 21 points, five rebounds, and five assists.

James Yap also had a good game, scoring 20 points on 80 percent shooting. Dexter Maiquez got a career-high 18 points and Chris Tiu added another 17.

For the Fuel Masters, who saw their two-game run come to a screeching halt, Matthew Wright and rookie Jason Perkins dropped 17 points apiece.

 

The Scores:

Rain or Shine 120 - Daquioag 21, Yap 20, Maiquez 18, Tiu 17, Nambatac 11, Ponferada 10, Borboran 4, Norwood 4, Trollano 3, Belga 2, Matias 0.

Phoenix 99 - Wright 17, Perkins 17, Alolino 12, Chan 11, Dehesa 11, Intal 10, Eriobu 7, Kramer 5, Jazul 5, Mendoza 2, Wilson 2, Chua 0, Revilla 0. 

Quarterscores: 39-13, 57-40, 98-67, 120-99.

 


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