PBA Philippine Cup 2016-2017 Updates & Results (December 23)Rain or Shine Elasto Painters defeated NLEX Road Warriors, 107-97 on Friday at the PhilSports Arena.
The Elasto Painters actually saw the Road Warriors flash glimpses of fluidity early on before they finally executed better down the stretch – just enough to pull away late for the win.
Jericho Cruz scored the E-Painters’ last six points after Jewel Ponferrada and Jeff Chan sparked the late surge as they gained a piece of second spot with Blackwater and TNT Katropa.
The E-Painters also dealt the Road Warriors their fifth straight loss after starting their first season with Guiao with a win.
RoS finally bucked down to work in the final frame where they outscored the Road Warriors, 27-12, to add to their misery.
Ponferrada registered a career-high of 22 points and missed a double-double by just one rebound on top of two blocks, two assists, and one steal, while Cruz added 19 markers, six rebounds, and four assists.
Jeff Chan chipped in 16 points built around three treys, while James Yap and Gabe Norwood also finished in double-figure scoring for the E-Painters.
The Players Scoreboard Result:
RAIN OR SHINE 107 – Ponferada 22, Cruz 19, Chan 16, Yap 13, Norwood 11, Ahanmisi 7, Washington 7, Trollano 6, Belga 4, Matias 2, Tolomia 0, Ibanes 0, Maiquez 0.
NLEX 97 – Anthony 22, Rios 20, Alas 17, J. Villanueva 9, Baracael 7, Khobuntin 6, Monfort 5, Taulava 5, Camson 4, Lastimosa 2, Guinto 0.
Quarters: 21-28, 48-58, 80-85, 107-97.
Final Boxscore Breakdown Result:
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