Rain or Shine stored its file unblemished because it survived a pesky Mahindra squad, 99-95, in extra time Sunday in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Shawn Taggart carried the Elasto Painters’ firing 29 factors, 10 rebounds, 4 assists, and two blocks.
His most essential play of the day, although, was helping on Jeff Chan’s pivotal trey with 1:38 left to push Rain or Shine’s result in 4, 97-93, in the additional interval.
“He tries to get other players involved, but we told him we know he can score. It’s a nice thing in the end, though he was scoring and he was able to find Jeff Chan in the corner,” stated ROS head coach Caloy Garcia, who celebrated his 42nd birthday with a victory.
Beau Belga added 12 markers and 10 rebounds earlier than fouling out early in extra time, whereas James Yap additionally received 12 factors and 4 rebounds.
Chan had 10 markers, seven boards, and three assists off the bench.
“It was a good game. Both teams didn’t want to lose today. But after our win against NLEX, we came out too relaxed. That’s one of the things we need to look on,” stated Garcia.
The Elasto Painters seemed like they’d cruise to victory after lastly breaking away from the Floodbuster, 80-73, with eight minutes remaining in the fourth interval. Gary David, nevertheless, had different plans as he caught hearth and ignited Mahindra’s 13-Zero run for an 86-80 lead with 2:31 left.
Chan had an opportunity to win the sport late for ROS, however he was blocked by James White
White backironed his potential game-winner on the buzzer as the sport went to extra time.
Motivated to shut the deal out, Taggart and Chan paired up late to push their aspect up 4, as David and White missed their possibilities in the endgame.
White led Mahindra (Zero-2) with 29 factors, 21 rebounds, two assists, and two blocks, whereas David had all of his 13 markers in the fourth body.
RAIN OR SHINE 99 – Taggart 29, Belga 12, Yap 12, Chan 10, Almazan 9, Ahanmisi eight, Washington 6, Ponferrada 5, Tiu 5, Cruz 2, Norwood 1, Tolomia Zero, Trollano Zero.
MAHINDRA 95 – White 29, David 13, Galanza 10, Celda 10, Deutchman 9, Paniamogan eight, Mallari 6, Caperal four, Revilla three, Guevarra 2, Salva 1, Teng Zero, Yee Zero, Arana Zero, Salva Zero, Ballesteros Zero.
Quarters: 22-24, 45-43, 68-66, 88-88, 99-95.