Rain or Shine was compelled to play catch-up after a gradual begin and fell to Korean Basketball League champion Anyang KGC, 87-77, within the forty second William Jones Cup on Thursday at Taipei Heping Gymnasium.
The Elasto Painters trailed 22-7 firstly however couldn’t lower the margin all the way down to 10 factors throughout their comeback strive within the second half as Anyang handed the PBA facet its fifth defeat in six matches within the worldwide cagefest.
Inflicting a few of the harm on Rain or Shine was former PBA import Du’vaughn Maxwell, who completed with 15 factors and 9 rebounds.
Maxwell performed for Phoenix within the 2022 and 2023 Governors’ Cup.
Andrei Caracut and Ange Kouame have been as soon as once more the brilliant spots for Rain or Shine, which has two video games left within the competitors.
Caracut had 19 factors whereas Kouame produced 15 factors and 13 rebounds for the struggling Elasto Painters, who’ll lastly take a break on Friday earlier than finishing their marketing campaign this weekend.
Rain or Shine performs the U-22 staff of Japan on Saturday earlier than taking over US NCAA Division I facet College of California, Irvine.
Ji Hoon Park fired 25 factors to topscore for Anyang KGC, which beat a PBA staff for the second time this yr.
Anyang dominated San Miguel Beer, 142-87, in the course of the East Asia Tremendous League Champions Week in Okinawa, Japan final March, ultimately successful the championship.
Rhenz Abando was not a part of Anyang’s Jones Cup stint on account of his involvement in Gilas Pilipinas’ preparations for the Fiba World Cup which begins subsequent week.
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