GINEBRA FALLS TO RAIN OR SHINE

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Games Today (Araneta Coliseum) 4:30 p.m. NLEX vs Meralco

6:45 p.m. Magnolia vs Alaska

RAIN or Shine finally won after taking down powerhouse Barangay Ginebra, 104-97, in the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup Saturday night at the Quezon Convention Center in Lucena City, Quezon Province.

Terrence Watson played true to form, finishing with 29 points, 19 rebounds and six blocks to power the Elasto Painters, who lost their first four games.

The Elasto Painters staved off a late comeback by the Gin Kings, who came to within four with still 2:54 remaining after trailing by 15, 97-82, at the 5:49 mark of the fourth.

Gabe Norwood hit a big triple to douse Ginebra’s fiery rally with 2:26 left a basket that also turned out to be the game’s final points.

Jewel Ponferada added 18 points for Rain or Shine, which took a 17point lead heading into the final frame.

Maverick Ahanmisi and Norwood chipped in 12 and 11 points, respectively.

Justin Brownlee nearly had a triple-double with 23 points, 16 rebounds and nine assists for Barangay Ginebra, which slipped into third place with a 7-2 card.

Magnolia (6-1) gained the top spot while Alaska (5-1) climbed into second place.

Meanwhile, Magnolia and Alaska will dispute the No. 1 spot when they clash tonight at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao, Quezon City.

The Hotshots, who are on a five-game winning streak, and Aces collide in the 6:45 p.m. main game. right after the 4:30 p.m. opening game between the NLEX Road Warriors and Meralco Bolts. — Inquirer.net

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