The Rain or Shine Elasto Painters, despite the absence of new acquisition James Yap, hold off the TNT KaTropa 101-87 in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup at the Areneta Coliseum on Wednesday.
Six E-Painters scored in double figures under new coach Caloy Garcia, led by Jericho Cruz with 18 points.
Beau Belga and Gabe Norwood had 14 and 13 points, respectively. Raymond Almazan, the best player of the gamed, contributed 13 points to go with 12 rebounds, while rookie Mike Tolomia added 11 points, four rebounds, two assists and a steal.
The KaTropa, without their new head coach Nash Racela and star player Jayson Castro, was led by Ranidel De Ocampo with 24 points.
RAIN OR SHINE 101 - Cruz 18, Belga 14, Norwood 13, Almazan 13, Tolomia 11, Ahanmisi 10, Washington 9, Ponferada 6, Chan 5, Tiu 2, Matias 0, Trollano 0.
TNT 87 - De Ocampo 24, Rosario 16, Pogoy 9, Fonacier 9, Rosser 8, Reyes 7, Williams 6, Tautuaa 4, Carey 2, Nuyles 2, Rosales 0, Seigle 0.
Quarter Scores: 20-12, 42-35, 66-57, 101-87 | Games Stats.
[Team Standings: 2016-17 PBA Philippine Cup ]
Highlights: TNT vs. Rain or Shine Q1- Q4 | PBA Philippine Cup 2016 - 2017 (November 23, 2016)(Video by Sports5 on YouTube)
TNT vs. Rain or Shine: Full Video Replay (posted on YouTube):
1st Quarter | 2nd Quarter | 3rd Quarter | 4th Quarter
Next Game of Elite and Fuel Masters:
- Rain or Shine vs. Mahindra on November 30
- TNT vs. Ginebra on November 27