PBA: Vintage Monster Bowles shows up for ROS

Paul Lintag on Jun 09, 2019 10:19 PM
PBA: Vintage Monster Bowles shows up for ROS
Bowles, a former Best Import and champion, scored 16 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter, leading Rain or Shine to a big comeback win against Phoenix. (PBA)

ANTIPOLO CITY, Rizal — The Denzel Bowles of old showed up Sunday here for the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.

Bowles, a former Best Import and champion, scored 16 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter, leading Rain or Shine to a big comeback win against Phoenix.

The Elasto Painters were totally not in control of the game and if not for his fourth-quarter explosion and a late 12-2 run, ROS would have taken yet another beating in the Commissioner’s Cup.

“I don't know. It felt like a vintage me, back a couple years ago when I played here. The takeover like that, it felt really good,” Bowles said of his fourth-quarter effort.

“I was a little sluggish today. We had a hard-fought battle on Friday and I just got the opportunity and luckily, the import fouled out and I just wanted to take over and give us a chance to win it,” he added.

Thanks to Bowles' big game, ROS recovered from a winless 0-2 start to get back to .500.

Now, the Elasto Painters are in position to make a nice little run in the mid-season joust.

“We’ll take this time and keep gelling together and just take advantage of the opportunities we have,” Bowles said.

“We have some wonderful games coming up and just try to win them,” he added.

 

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