PBA News:

Fiery James Yap leads Rain or Shine to Semifinals

July 12, 2018 – Mall of Asia Arena

By Rock Punzalan

PBA News 2018: James Yap catapulted Rain or Shine Elasto Painters over GlobalPort Batang Pier, 103-97, to join the Semifinals pack in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup this Thursday at the Mall of Asia Arena. Yap drilled seven career-high three-point bombs to finish with 27 points, while import Reggie Johnson pummeled ROS with his 29 markers, 15 rebounds and 6 assists.

Notes:

➤ Rain or Shine will next face Ginebra in a Best-of-Five Semifinals series showdown.

➤ Raymund Almazan also contributed for the Painters with his 16 buckets.

Stanley Pringle led the eliminated GlobalPort with 23 points, 5 boards and 8 dishes, while Pao Javelona chipped-in 18 markers.

➤ Import Malcolm White of Batang Pier was a disappointment as he only managed to drop 12 points the whole game.

Game Scores:
Quarters: 24-22, 46-38, 75-67, 103-97.

rain or shine: 103

Johnson 29, Yap 27, Almazan 16, Tiu 12, Norwood 7, Belga 7, Ponferada 3, Daquioag 2, Ahanmisi 0, Borboran 0.

globalport: 97

Pringle 23, Javelona 18, White 12, Grey 10, Anthony 10, Tautuaa 7, Taha 6, Teng 3, Espinas 2, Elorde 2, Guinto 2, Gabayni 2.

July 12, 2018 - MOA Arena, Pasay

Written by Rock Punzalan for Philippine Basketball News Team