PBA: Elite slam one over ROS to maintain near-perfect record

Paul Lintag on Oct 07, 2018 06:53 PM
PBA: Elite slam one over ROS to maintain near-perfect record
The Elite limited ROS to only nine points in the second period after giving up 30 in the first. Blackwater then stood its ground in the fourth quarter as the Elasto Painters tried to make one final rally.

STA. ROSA, Laguna --- Blackwater's dream conference continues.

The Elite took down another former PBA champion, this time beating Rain or Shine, 99-93, Sunday at the City Multi-Purpose Center here.

Recovering from a poor start to the opening period, Blackwater controlled the game from the second quarter onwards.

The Elite limited ROS to only nine points in the second period after giving up 30 in the first. Blackwater then stood its ground in the fourth quarter as the Elasto Painters tried to make one final rally.

With ROS cutting the deficit to two, 92-94, in the final 40 seconds, Allein Maliksi collapsed the defense and found John Pinto for a corner triple, giving Blackwater a five-poid lead with 15.4 seconds left.

With the win, Blackwater forced another tie with two-time champion Brgy. Ginebra for first place with identical 6-1 records.

 

The Scores:


Blackwater - Digregorio 17, Pinto 16, Walker 14, Maliksi 13, Zamar 11, Jose 8, Belo 6, Sena 5, Javier 4, Sumang 3, Erram 2, Cortez 0. 

Rain or Shine - Ahanmisi 25, Walson 17, Daquioag 15, Ponferada 9, Torres 8, Belga 7, Borboran 5, Nambatac 4, Norwood 3, Washington 0, Tiu 0, Cansino 0. 

Quarters: 27-30, 47-39, 73-64, 99-93.


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