Rain or Shine clinches quarterfinals spot, beats top seed SMB

first_imgPBA IMAGESRain or Shine secured a spot in the quarterfinals after beating San Miguel Beer, 95-80, in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup Wednesday night at Mall of Asia Arena.Beau Belga had an all-around effort with 19 points, seven rebounds, four assists and five steals to lead the shorthanded Elasto Painters, who were without injured veterans Chris Tiu and James Yap.ADVERTISEMENT View comments UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Rain or Shine went on an 11-1 run capped by a basket by Gabe Norwood to put the game away, 85-71, with 4:07 remaining.Jewel Ponferada added 17 points while Mark Borboran and Norwood chipped in 11 and 10 points, respectively for the Painters (6-4), who spoiled Alex Cabagnot’s first game back for San Miguel.June Mar Fajardo had 19 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks for the Beermen, who turned the ball over 24 times and only had 13 assists.ROS, on the other hand, had 24 assists and only seven turnovers.RELATED VIDEOADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lady Bulldogs face reality after Lady Tamaraws loss E-Painters center Raymond Almazan also left the game early after hurting his hand and did not return.“At least now we’re assured of a playoff spot,” said ROS head coach Caloy Garcia. “But we also want to win our game on Friday so we could get to number four.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“I credit the players. They battled it out today. [San Miguel] also relaxed a little bit so we took advantage of it,” added Garcia, whose squad faces Barangay Ginebra in their final game in the elimination round.The Beermen came into the game already assured of the top seed and may have played the game safe. But that’s not to take anything away from the Painters, who still managed to take down the reigning three-time champions. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img

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