MANILA, Philippines–Rain or Shine placed on a capturing clinic within the fourth quarter to beat NLEX, 117-93, on Friday in a splendid windup to its debut within the PBA On Tour at Ynares Sports activities Area in Pasig Metropolis.
The Elasto Painters knocked down seven triples within the payoff interval, 4 of which coming from Anton Asistio to tug away after being up by solely a solitary level after three quarters.
Asistio completed with 22 factors whereas Rey Nambatac additionally had the identical output through the contest which noticed coach Yeng Guiao equally distributing minutes to those that have been in uniform.
“We deal with the PBA On Tour as a studying expertise. On the similar time, we need to develop our aggressive spirit ,” Guiao stated. “So we really feel the video games are vital as a result of it’s a manner for us to enhance, attempt to experiment and validate our system.”
All 12 gamers appeared for at the least 14 minutes for Rain or Shine, with Asistio and Nambatac performed the starring roles within the pullaway by scoring 14 every within the fourth. Jewel Ponferada and Sean Ildefonso added 10 and 9 factors.
NLEX absorbed its second defeat in as many video games after dropping Sunday’s match in opposition to Blackwater in Caloocan Metropolis.
The Street Warriors performed shorthanded with Brandon Ganuelas-Rosser nonetheless resting after the Southeast Asian Video games, Sean Anthony in Canada and Kevin Alas recovering from an sickness.
Bong Galanza, who’s attempting to return to the NLEX roster after starring for CAVITEX within the PBA 3×3, scored 22 factors within the loss.
RAIN OR SHINE 117—Asistio 22, Nambatac 22, Ponferada 10, Ildefonso 9, Clarito 9, Santillan 9, Borboran 8, Mamuyac 7, Belga 7, Caracut 5, Demusis 5, Norwood 4.
NLEX 93—Galanza 22, Rosales 16, Fajardo 15, Doliguez 11, Trollano 8, Miranda 6, Pascual 6, Celda 4, Gabo 4, Rangel 1.
Quarters: 22-24, 48-51, 75-74, 117-93.
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