PBA: ROS earns solo first after fight-marred win over Globalport

Paul Lintag on May 20, 2018 07:12 PM
PBA: ROS earns solo 1st after fight-marred win over Global
ROS earned solo first entering the All-Star break with a 5-1 record and the Elasto Painters certainly earned this one after three separate incidents marred the fourth quarter.

Rain or Shine just walked away with a win after one of the crazier games this season.

The Elasto Painters beat Globalport, 96-90, Sunday in the 2018 Commissioner's Cup at the Big Dome.

ROS earned solo first entering the All-Star break with a 5-1 record and the Elasto Painters certainly earned this one after three separate incidents marred the fourth quarter.

With about seven minutes to go, Chris Tiu got a pretty nasty accidental elbow from Globalport import Malcolm White during a rebound play.

Tiu was on the floor for some time and he ended up spitting blood. Early reports from the broadcast mentioned that Tiu sustained a cut on his mouth.

The second incident happened inside the four-minute mark as a loose ball play almost ignited a free-for-all.

During a scramble for possession, Maverick Ahanmisi ended up pushing Sean Anthony off of Beau Belga. Maverick's arm appeared to hit Anthony in the neck.

In retaliation, Kelly Nabong shoved Ahanmisi away and the two nearly came to blows before cooler heads prevailed. After the dust settled, both were ejected from the game for fighting.

Ryan Arana, Bradwyn Guinto, Jay Washington, and White were also give technical fouls for entering the playing court.

Finally, with less than one minute to go, Raymond Almazan gave White an elbow to the face. Fortunately, the incident didn't escalate any further.

"Another hard-earned victory for us," head coach Caloy Garcia said.

"At least di nila tinanggal kumbaga yung focus nila after that scuffle. Aftre that incident, the nice thing about it is Chris was able to deliver when he came in," he added.

Garcia was talking about Chris Tiu who came back later in the fourth period after getting initial treatment for his busted mouth.

Tiu hit a booming triple with 1:14 to go that pushed Rain or Shine's lead to nine points, 92-83.

That was the final dagger.

Import Reggie Johnson led ROS with 18 points while James Yap added 14. Ahanmisi scored 12 and Tiu dropped 10 points.

For Globalport, who failed to once again get a winning streak going and dropped to 3-3, Malcolm White paced the team with 21 markers before fouling out.

 

The scores:

RAIN OR SHINE 96 - Johnson 18, Yap 14, Ahanmisi 13, Almazan 12, Tiu 10, Ponferada 9, Daquioag 7, Belga 6, Norwood 5, Torres 2, Nambatac 0.

GLOBALPORT 90 - White 21, Pringle 15, Anthony 14, Nabong 13, Tautuaa 8, Elorde 8, Grey 4, Javelona 3, Sargent 2, Guinto 2, Araña 0, Teng 0.

Quarterscores: 26-30, 45-45, 67-62, 96-90.

 


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