PBA: ROS escapes Alaska in wild overtime affair

Paul Lintag on Apr 27, 2018 09:59 PM
PBA: ROS escapes Alaska in wild overtime affair
Rain or Shine needed five extra minutes to beat Alaska, 109-103, in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup at the Big Dome.

The Elasto Painters unintentionally made things hard for themselves Friday.

Rain or Shine needed five extra minutes to beat Alaska, 109-103, in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup at the Big Dome.

Up one in regulation with possession, Rain or Shine could have easily won the game in the last seven seconds.

However, Maverick Ahanmisi chose to convert a breakaway, gimme layup to put the Elasto Painters up three.

He also left 2.9 seconds on the clock which was just enough time for Alaska import Antonio Campbell to issue a bullet pass straight to Chris Banchero, who then nailed a miracle triple off the glass to force overtime, 94-all.

Fortunately, Rain or Shine prevailed in the extra session, with Ahanmisi redeeming himself by scoring yet another fastbreak layup with 2.9 seconds remaining to put the Elasto Painters up, 107-103.

"It's a good start for us in this conference," head coach Caloy Garcia said.

"But we have to fix our lapses. Ang daming mali, daming errors, turnovers," he added.

Save for the near-blunder at the end of regulation, ROS was in control pretty much all throughout as import Reggie Johnson helped the Elasto Painters start of well, scoring 20 points in the first half.

However, Alaska would answer behind its own import in Antonio Campbell.

Campbell scored seven straight points for the Aces as Alaska took the lead, 91-90, with 37 seconds to go.

ROS would regain the advantage after Johson's tip in with 14 seconds left. The Elasto Painters then forced a turnover leading the Ahanmisi's layup, which set up Banchero's heroics.

Johnson led the way for ROS, finishing with 32 points and 22 rebounds. Chris Tiu was the top local for the Elasto Painters with 18 points while Ahanmisi and Raymond Almazan added 11 each. James Yap was good for 10 points.

For the Aces, Campbell fired 40 points on top of 20 rebounds in a losing effort. Calvin Abueva scored 19.

 


The Scores:

RAIN OR SHINE 109 — Johnson 32, Tiu 18, Ahanmisi 11, Almazan 11, Yap 10, Belga 9, Daquioag 6, Ponferrada 5, Norwood 4, Casiño 3, Washington 0.

ALASKA 103 — Campbell 40, Abueva 19, Manuel 12, Casio 8, Thoss 8, Racal 7, Banchero 3, Baclao 2, Enciso 2, Teng 2, Exciminiano 0.

Quarters: 23-16, 45-39, 69-61, 94-94, 109-103.

 

 

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