Rain or Shine's new import Wayne Chism goes for a lay-up while defended by GlobalPort's Evan Brock and Jay Washington. Photo by Mark Cristino for ABS-CBNnews.com.
MANILA, Philippines – New reinforcement Wayne Chism had a double-double in his first game for Rain or Shine, and the Elasto Painters cruised to a 99-75 victory over the GlobalPort Batang Pier in their PBA Commissioners Cup game Monday at the Araneta Coliseum.
Chism, who replaced Alex McLean, turned in 17 points and 16 rebounds, while Paul Lee bombed away from beyond the arc, hitting five triples to finish with 21 points, as Rain or Shine notched the lopsided victory.
GlobalPort had kept in step with the E-Painters in the opening frame, but with Lee waxing hot and Chism finding his footing, Rain or Shine quickly pulled away in the third quarter and quashed the Batang Pier’s rallies in the second half.
“It’s a good way to break in our import,” said Rain or Shine coach Yeng Guiao in PBA.ph. “We had some scary moments very early in the first quarter. He had two quick fouls, and we had to sit him out for one whole quarter.”
“But he learns fast, and it’s a matter of learning the game, how it’s played here, and how the referees call a foul. Once he makes the adjustment, I think he’s going to get better,” he added.
Rookie Raymond Almazan also had a double-double of 13 points and 12 rebounds for Rain or Shine, which hiked its record to 3-3, tied with four other teams in the middle of the league standings.
Meanwhile, GlobalPort slumped to its seventh straight defeat and remain winless in the conference.
Import Evan Brock led the way for the Batang Pier with 25 points and 13 rebounds.
RAIN OR SHINE 99 – Lee 21, Chism 17, Almazan 13, Tiu 19, Belga 9, Norwood 9, Arana 6, Cruz 4, Uyloan 2, Chan 2, Nuyles 2, Ibanes 2, Rodriguez 2, Tang 0, Teng 0.
GLOBALPORT 75 – Brock 25, Washington 14, Matias 10, Cabagnot 7, Garcia 6, Chua 4, Salva 4, Sharma 4, Romeo 1, Yee 0, Ponferrada 0, Salvador 0, Macapagal 0.
Quarterscores: 29-26, 51-38, 75-62, 99-75