PBA: ROS comes through with character win vs. SMB after Columbian loss

Paul Lintag on May 13, 2018 11:20 PM
PBA: ROS comes through with character win vs. SMB
"First off, kudos to Columbian, they're playing with a lot of confidence right now. It's a character thing, to see how we bounce back against a powerhouse team," team captain Gabe Norwood said.

ANTIPOLO CITY, Rizal --- After taking yet another disappointing loss to Columbian the last time out, Rain or Shine was put in a high-pressure situation to bounce back against defending champion San Miguel.

Sunday at the Ynares Center here, the Elasto Painters, the 2016 champions, displayed incredible character and came through with a big time win.

Taking the Beermen into overtime, Rain or Shine scored a sensational 123-119 win, sending San Miguel to a rare 0-2 hole all while taking over the best record in the Commissioner's Cup with a 4-1 mark.

"First off, kudos to Columbian, they're playing with a lot of confidence right now. It's a character thing, to see how we bounce back against a powerhouse team," team captain Gabe Norwood said.

"For us to come out and really compete at a high level, it's inspiring," he added.

ROS got great performances across the board, including Norwood.

Struggling with his shot all game long, Norwood all of a sudden caught fire in the fourth quarter and overtime, pumping 10 points, nine coming from beyond the arc.

"My teammates give a lot confidence in me. I haven't been shooting the ball well at all this conference so I just wanted to stay aggressive, take open shots and take the ones they were giving me," Norwood said, who finished with 15 points for the game.

"Luckily enough, they dropped late in the game," he added.

As the Elasto Painters avoid a slide and take over solo no. 1 for now, Norwood hopes that ROS can put together a strong run now to regain their status as a true championship contender.

"At the end of the day anytime you beat San Miguel early in the conference, it's big. We're sitting at 4-1 right now hopefully we can maintain it," he said.

 

 

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