PBA News:

Fiery James Yap leads Rain or Shine to Semifinals

July 12, 2018 – Mall of Asia Arena

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

PBA News:

GlobalPort grounds Rain or Shine to rubber match

July 10, 2018 – Araneta Coliseum

PBA News 2018: GlobalPort Batang Pier shocked Rain or Shine Elasto Painters, 114-113, and force a winner-takes-all in their best-of-three series in 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Quarterfinals this Tuesday at the Araneta Coliseum. Import Malcolm White paved the way for Batang Pier with his 28 points and 16 rebounds, while Jonathan Grey dropped the clutch three in the dying seconds of the game to finish with 22 points.

Notes:

GlobalPort and Rain or Shine are now tied 1-1 in their best-of-three quarterfinals showdown.
White was saddled with foul troubles and sat the game with 1:57 remaining in the 3rd before returning in the last 6:12 of the 4th quarter.
➤ The Painters led by as much 16 points in the 3rd canto but failed to sustain their charge and eventually lost steam in the final minutes of the game.

Stanley Pringle also contributed 21 markers, 9 caroms and 9 assists.

Reggie Johnson stood out for the Painters with his 24 buckets, 15 boards, and 7 dishes, while beanpole Raymund Almazan shared 17 points and 11 rebounds.

Game Scores:
Quarters: 24-26, 52-60, 83-91, 114-113.

globalport: 114

White 28, Grey 22, Pringle 21, Anthony 11, Elorde 7, Taha 6, Tautuaa 6, Javelona 4, Teng 3, Espinas 3, Guinto 3, Arana 0.

rain or shine: 113

Johnson 24, Almazan 17, Ahanmisi 15, Daquioag 14, Tiu 10, Norwood 9, Belga 8.

July 10, 2018 - Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City

Written by Rock Punzalan for Philippine Basketball News Team