Barangay Ginebra San Miguel’s import and locals scoring went supreme against Rain or Shine Elasto Painters, 89-82.
Coach Tim Cone’s versatile lineup made the opposing coach to adjust in order to keep the pace and score close.
The PBA’s winnigest coach was seen inserting his mammoth five players that eventually controlled the boards and delivered easy baskets inside the paint.
The entire quarters were dominated by Ginebra but in the fourth quarter, Rain or Shine cuts the deficit to only three points with 4:53 remaining in the ball-game.
Chris Tiu keeps RoS winning hopes alive in the last period where he scored all of his 11 points in 3-of-6 from the three-point territory.
However, the “Never-Say-Die” team responded with its own three-pointer plus the clutch shooting of LA Tenorio enough to grab its eight win this 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup.
“Every time we got the lead they comeback and make a big shot stay in the basketball game,” as what coach Tim Cone assessed Rain or Shine’s game. “At least we got it done, we got our eigth win,” he added.
Scottie Thompson For An Easy Two Points
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Raymond Almazan continued his good performance after coming back from 2017 FIBA Asia Cup. This time, Almazan scored 20 points with 2-of-4 from behind the three-point arc.
The missing piece of Rain or Shine offense was their import J’Nathan Bullock who seemed left all of his sharpshooting skills in their game against Phoenix Petroleum Fuel Masters few days ago.
The Elasto Painters foreign hire only contributed 15 points who converted on 28 percent of his shots.
Justin Brownlee led the Ginebra in scoring with 28 points while Scottie Thompson added 12 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists.
Ginebra vs Rain or Shine Score Box
Best Player: Scottie Thompson
Quarters: 24-15 | 37-32 | 65-55 | 89-82
Brgy. Ginebra (89): Tenorio 16, Thompson 12, Brownlee 28, Devance 7, Mercado 9, Ferrer 5, Slaughter 12
Elasto Painters (82): Bullock 15, Norwood 9, Yap 2, Almazan 20, Belga 6, Cruz 13, Tiu 11, Matias 3, Borboran 3