ROS routs Alaska to tie semifinals series


Posted at Jun 22 2014 08:56 PM | Updated as of Jun 24 2014 02:07 AM

Arizona Reid of Rain or Shine (dark) vs Henry Walker of Alaska Aces (light). Photo provided by PBA

MANILA -- The Rain or Shine Elasto Painters bounced back on Sunday as they routed the Alaska Aces, 99-87, to level their PBA Governors Cup semifinal series at the Araneta Coliseum.

Rain or Shine saw their five-game winning streak snapped by the Aces last Friday, allowing Alaska to take a 1-0 lead in their best-of-five semifinal series.

Alaska took advantage of Rain or Shine’s crucial mistakes in the endgame, and in the process gained a measure of revenge for the 51-point beating that the E-Painters dealt them during the elimination round.

But on Sunday, the E-Painters ensured its victory with a 33-17 second-quarter blowout, led by Arizona Reid and Paul Lee, to end the half with a comfortable 50-38 lead.

They extended this lead in the third quarter, 71-45, which proved to be insurmountable for Alaska.

Reid led ROS with 27 points and 13 rebounds, while Lee contributed 21.

The scores:

RAIN OR SHINE 99 – Reid 27, Lee 21, Chan 18, Tiu 10, Belga 7, Arana 6, Teng 4, Cruz 2, Almazan 2, Nuyles 2, Ibanes 0, Rodriguez 0.

ALASKA 87 – Manuel 22, Walker 18, Casio 11, Thoss 9, Espinas 8, Abueva 8, Hontiveros 3, Baguio 3, Dela Cruz 2, Buenafe 2, Jazul 1, Bugia 0, Reyes 0, Belasco 0.

Quarterscores: 17-21, 50-38, 77-59, 99-87