The Rain or Shine Elasto Painters shocked the San Miguel Beermen in Cebu as they take the win on the road, 91-85.
JaVee Mocon played as if he’s the main big-man of his squad as he caromed 14 rebounds along with his 16 points and four assists.
Rey Nambatac and Gabe Norwood each scored 15 points while ROS import Richard David Ross had a double-double performance with 16 points and 12 rebounds.
The Elasto Painters surprised the Beermen with their outside shooting, one of the weapons of coach Caloy Garcia squad which is off the majority of their outings this conference.
Rain or Shine’s lead went as high as 22 points and looks like they will drop the hammer against San Miguel at Hoops Dome.
Yet, the five-time superstar doesn’t want to get embarrassed in front of his fellow Cebuano fans as “the Kraken”, as well as his entire San Miguel Beermen, woke up in the final period.
SMB’s forward Arwind Santos put his team within striking distance after he made his three-pointer at the 1:17 mark, 85-87.
However, ROS able to regain their composure as Norwood, Ross and Nambatac at least made a free-throw when SMB sent them to the charity stripe.
Chris Ross led the Beermen in scoring with 19 points while Fajardo added 17 points and 11 rebounds. This is also the first time that “the Kraken” lost a game in Hoops Dome.
New San Miguel’s import John Holland seems like he’s still adjusting with his new team only made 10 points and 10 rebounds with six assists.
Chris Ross Denied By Javee Mocon
Rain or Shine vs San Miguel Box Score
Elasto Painters (91) – Norwood 15, Mocon 16, Ross 16, Nambatac 15, Belga 5, Daquioag 6, Ponferada 10
Beermen (85) – Holland 10, Ross 19, Lassiter 5, Fajardo 17, Nabong 5, Cabagnot 9, Romeo 4, Santos 14, Tautuaa 2