PBA: ROS keeps first place after overtime win over Magnolia

Paul Lintag on Jun 02, 2018 09:37 PM
PBA: ROS keeps first place after overtime win over Magnolia
ROS managed to hold on in extra time behind Chris Tiu's clutch free throws and the Elasto Painters improved to 6-1, the best record in the PBA.

Rain or Shine is still number one.

The Elasto Painters kept first place in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup after scoring a tough 99-96 overtime win over the Magnolia Hotshots Saturday at the Big Dome.

ROS managed to hold on in extra time behind Chris Tiu's clutch free throws and the Elasto Painters improved to 6-1, the best record in the PBA.

"I just have to give it to the players in today's game. They really came out and played defense. I just asked them to play hard defense because I know that without Sangalang, their guards are going to do the scoring," head coach Caloy Garcia said.

"We don't know how their import played, may konting swerte din because they missed lots of free throws so I think that's part of why we won. But yun, we just have to fix our turnovers, it's too much. We're forcing things. We're okay right now but we can still get better," he added.

Down three to start overtime, Gabe Norwood and Beau Belga hit back-to-back triples as the Elasto Painters took control.

Tiu then hit four free throws in the end as ROS completed the comeback against the Hotshots.

Magnolia was up by as many as 15 in the second quarter but lost almost all of it by the time the first half was done.

Import Reggie Johnson led the Painters with 23 points and 18 rebounds. Raymond Almazan added 19 points and nine rebounds.

Norwood and Tiu finished with 12 and 10 points respectively.

For Magnolia, it was new import Curtis Kelly and Rome Dela Rosa that carried the offense. They scored 19 points apiece for the Hotshots.

 

The Scores:


Rain or Shine (99): Johnson 23, Almazan 19, Norwood 12, Tiu 10, Ahanmisi 9, Belga 7, Yap 5, Torres 5, Daquioag 4, Ponferada 3, Nambatac 2, Onwubere 0

Magnolia (96): Kelly 19, Dela Rosa 19, Jalalon 13, Lee 10, Ramos 7, Melton 6, Pascual 6, Reavis 4, Herndon 4, Simon 3, Brondial 3, Barroca 2


Quarter scores: 22-18, 46-50, 69-68, 88-88, 99-96 (OT)

 


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