PBA: Rain or Shine makes it back-to-back wins after frustrating Phoenix

Paul Lintag on Jun 09, 2019 09:36 PM
PBA: Rain or Shine makes it back-to-back wins
ROS used a late blitz in the fourth to pull away from the Fuel Masters and the Elasto Painters have now recovered from a poor start to improve to 2-2 in the team standings.

ANTIPOLO CITY, Rizal — Rain or Shine is slowly getting its bearings back.

The Elasto Painters made it back-to-back wins in the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup, stopping Phoenix Sunday at the Ynares Center here, 89-82.

ROS used a late blitz in the fourth to pull away from the Fuel Masters and the Elasto Painters have now recovered from a poor start to improve to 2-2 in the team standings.

“We looked bad, I felt that we didn’t deserve this win,” head coach Caloy Garcia said.

“But it’s good that Denzel was able to give us this win, he didn’t want to lose. That’s the kind of character of an import that you want,” he added.

Former Best Import Denzel Bowles scored 16 of his 28 points in the fourth lead the Elasto Painters to victory.

ROS struggle all game long before somehow finding a way to force a tie entering the fourth.

Even then, the Fuel Masters were still clinging to the control before a late 12-2 run to end the game allowed ROS to steal the win.

After Bowles, rookie Javee Mocon scored 15 points and James Yap was also good for 15 before exiting the game due to an apparent groin injury.

For the Fuel Masters, import Richard Howell bounce back from a down first game and score 27 points before fouling out.

Phoenix dropped to 1-3 following a third straight loss but things could start to look up for the team as they get back head coach Louie Alas for the next game.


The Scores:

ROS (89) — Bowles 28, Mocon 15, Yap 15, Nambatac 11, Norwood 9, Daquioag 4, Alejandro 3, Rosales 2, Borboran 2, Onwubere 0, Maiquez 0, Ahanmisi 0, Ponferada 0, Torres 0, Belga 0.

PHOENIX (82) — Howell 27, Wright 15, Revilla 12, Jazul 7, Chua 7, Marcelo 7, Intal 4, Perkins 3, Gamboa 0, Kramer 0? Mallari 0, Napoles 0, Mendoza 0, Dennison 0, Guevarra 0, Wilson 0.

Quarter Scores: 14-20, 32-38, 61-61, 89-82. 

 

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