The Rain or Shine Elasto Painters has completed the semi-finals picture after they eliminated the Blackwater Elite, 85-83.
ROS guard Rey Nambatac proves once again why he deserved the trust of coach Caloy Garcia especially when the game is on the line.
The man who is also known as the “Stingray” strikes once again as he lifted his team by a basket with only 18 seconds remaining in the final quarter.
Blackwater had ample time to make their response after the timeout called by coach Aris Dimaunahan.
Yet, the defense of Rain or Shine bites once again as the Elite had a hard time executing their offense until the ball went out of bounce.
After the official review, the ball went back to the possession of Blackwater and they had three seconds to manufacture at least a basket to prevent a defeat.
The basketball went to the hands to Elite’s import Greg Smith and he was slightly open from the top of the key but his jump shot was short.
ROS import Carl Montgomery rebounded the ball and the final buzzer was pressed. It was a signal that the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup of Blackwater has ended after their stellar performance in the elimination round.
With the victory, Rain or Shine will face the San Miguel Beermen in the Final Four scheduled on Saturday.
Rey Nambatac Is Mr. Clutch
Rain or Shine vs Blackwater Game 3 Quarterfinals Box Score
Quarters: 23-31 | 38-45 | 65-69 | 85-83
Elasto Painters (85) – Nambatac 21, Mocon 15, Montgomery 14, Belga 10, Norwood 7, Ponferada 6, Torres 5, Rosales 4, Borboran 3, Onwubere 0, Alejandro 0
Elite (83) – Parks 16, Belo 16, Smith 15, Maliksi 14, Cortez 10, Digregorio 5, Desiderio 3, Sumang 2, Al-Hussaini 2, Sena 0