PBA Commissioner’s Cup Game 4: Elasto Painters vs Beermen result, recap, replay – May 1, 2016. Rain or Shine ends San Miguel title bid in emphatic fashion, returns to PBA finals.
Final sore: 124-99 RoS
Rain or Shine showed the killer’s instinct as it finished off San Miguel Beer, 124-99, in their PBA Commissioner’s Cup semifinal series on Sunday night and foiled the Beermen’s ambitious quest for a hat-trick of titles this season.
The Elasto Painters took the Beermen’s best punch in the third quarter and hardly flinched as they cruised to the Game Four win to close out the best-of-five series, 3-1.
Paul Lee flaunted his vintage form while Pierre Henderson-Niles and Gabe Norwood also delivered for the E-Painters, who impressively blew out a full-strength SMB side that fielded replacement import AZ Reid.
“I’m most proud of the resilience of my players,” E-Painters coach Yeng Guiao said. “I didn’t have to motivate them any further. They were motivated on their own.”
The E-Painters will face the winner of the Alaska-Meralco series which the Aces lead, 2-1.
The Rain or Shine Elasto Painters ensured their entry into the Oppo PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals after notching a convincing victory over powerhouse San Miguel, 124-99, in Game Four to clinch their semifinal series on Sunday at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum.
After faltering against an All-Filipino San Miguel squad in Game 3, Rain or Shine left little doubt in this one as they leapt out to a 19-point lead by halftime and led by as many as 26 points.
RAIN OR SHINE 124 – Lee 18, Henderson-Niles 15, Norwood 15, Tiu 13, Cruz 12, Almazan 10, Ahanmisi 9, Quinahan 8, Chan 6, Ponferada 5, Belga 4, Ibanes 3, Nimes 2, Teng 2, Trollano 2.
SAN MIGUEL 99 – Reid 25, Lassiter 20, Cabagnot 18, Fajardo 12, Espinas 6, Ross 6, Santos 6, David 5, De Ocampo 1, Arana 0, Heruela 0, Tubid 0.
Quarters: 23-22, 61-42, 92-70, 124-99