Mo Tautuaa scored 34 points, and Robert Bolick chipped in 22 points playing the entire game, as NorthPort rallied from a 25-point deficit to beat Rain Or Shine 107-105 in overtime in the 2019 PBA Commissioner's Cup on Wednesday.
Playing its first game since trading away Stanley Pringle to Barangay Ginebra, NorthPort raised its record to 6-1, while Rain Or Shine fell to 2-3.
The Batang Pier appeared out of their element in the first 3 quarters, falling behind 84-61.
But NorthPort woke up in the fourth, thanks to Bolick and Garvo Lanete, who buried 4 3-pointers and scored 13 of his 16 points in the quarter to keep the Batang Pier in it.
Bolick, who played 53 minutes, mustered the strength to bury the game-tying triple with 11 seconds left in regulation to make it 100-all, making up for a turnover in NorthPort's previous possession.
In overtime, Bolick hit a layup to break a tie, then assisted to Tautuaa for a 3-pointer to give the Batang Pier a 107-102 lead.
Rain Or Shine remained in the game after Denzel Bowles drilled a triple to cut the deficit and the Elasto Painters forced Prince Ibeh to go to the line where Ibeh missed 4 charities.
Off the fourth miss, Rain Or Shine tried to call time with 6 seconds remaining, but the officials failed to acknowledge it, giving NorthPort the win.
Bolick added 9 assists, while Tautuaa and Lanete each had 5 3-pointers.
Ibeh contributed just 9 points to go with 21 rebounds.
Bowles led Rain Or Shine with 41 points and 21 rebounds, while Javee Mocon chipped in 16 points.
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