PBA: ROS dominates Ginebra to gain share of solo lead

Paul Lintag on Apr 29, 2018 09:03 PM
PBA: ROS dominates Ginebra to gain share of solo lead
ROS won its second game in three games, tying TNT on top of the standings with identical 2-0 marks.

Rain or Shine just past its Ginebra challenge with flying colors.

The Elasto Painters beat the Gin Kings for the first time this season, scoring a convincing 108-89 win in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup Sunday at the Big Dome.

ROS won its second game in three games, tying TNT on top of the standings with identical 2-0 marks.

Six players scored in double figures for the Elasto Painters in their relatively easy win with Raymond Almazan posting a team-high 20 points.

Ed Daquioag added 17 on 70 percent shooting while import Reggie Johnson scored 16 points and had 15 rebounds. James Yap chimed in on scoring and finished with 13 in 20 minutes of action.

"Finally, tinalo na rin namin ang Ginebra," head coach Caloy Garcia said.

ROS lost three times to Ginebra in less than a week in the All-Filipino that led to their elimination.

"As long as we move the ball and get those open shots, I think we’ll have a good conference. Pero yun nga, we still have to work on more things, especially on the defensive side. Siyempre, today is just the first game of Ginebra, so you never know," Garcia added.

ROS jumped on Ginebra early, as a 13-0 run allowed the Elasto Painters to take a 24-12 lead.

Ginebra never recovered and at one point, ROS led by as many as 21 in the second half.

Japeth Aguilar led the Gin Kings with 28 points while import Charle Garcia had 19 points, six rebounds, and eight assists in his PBA debut.

 


The Scores:

RAIN OR SHINE 108 — Almazan 20, Daquioag 17, Johnson 16, Yap 13, Ahanmisi 10, Belga 7, Norwood 5, Onwubere 3, Washington 3, Casiño 2, Ponferada 2, Borboran 0, Matias 0, Torres 0.

GINEBRA 89 — J. Aguilar 28, Garcia 19, Tenorio 13, Devance 11, Mercado 7, Ferrer 3, Thompson 3, Caguioa 2, Mariano 2, Caperal 1, R. Aguilar 0.

 

Quarters: 27-16m 49-34, 75-64, 

 

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