Rain or Shine stays in form with rout of Ginebra
MANILA, Philippines - After a 51-point demolition job of the Alaska Aces on Wednesday, June 4, the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters maintained their deadly form with a 117-108 victory over the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel in the 2014 PLDT Home Telpad PBA Governors' Cup on Sunday, June 8 at the Alonte Sports Arena in Laguna.
Despite the final score, the Painters displayed dominance in the fourth, leading 101-86 with 6:30 remaining after a trey by Jeff Chan, who ended up with 18 points.
But Ginebra rallied with a 16-7 blast capped off by a split from the line by Greg Slaughter to come to within 108-102 with 2:10 left.
Though any hope for a come-from-behind victory was completely shot down by Paul Lee as he sank the dagger three-pointer shortly after, 111-102, to fend off Ginebra for good.
Lee finished with 24 points behind import Arizona Reid's 31 markers.
Ginebra was in this game for the most part, even leading at the half, 55-53. But their late meltdown began towards the end of the third when Lee came up with a pair of treys to help Rain or Shine enter the fourth with an 83-73 edge.
Zaccheus Mason led the Gin Kings with 25 points as Greg Slaughter added 20. LA Tenorio and Jayjay Helterbrand had 13 and 12 points, respectively.
With the win, Rain or Shine extended their win streak to 3 with a 4-3 slate, while Ginebra dropped to 4-2.
Rain or Shine 117 - Reid 31, Lee 24, Chan 18, Belga 12, Cruz 8, Norwood 6, Arana 5, Tang 3, Almazan 2, Teng 2, Uyloan 2, Rodriguez 2, Ibanes 2, Nuyles 0, Tiu 0.
Ginebra 108 - Mason 25, Slaughter 20, Tenorio 13, Helterbrand 12, Caguioa 11, Ellis 11, Aguilar 10, Baracael 4, Reyes 2, Mamaril 0.
Quarter scores: 30-30, 53-55, 83-73, 117-108.
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