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.
➤ 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.