PBA: Norwood keys Rain or Shine win vs hard luck Terrafirma

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Posted at Aug 01 2021 05:37 PM | Updated as of Aug 01 2021 06:52 PM

Rain or Shine leaned on veteran Gabe Norwood in the fourth quarter to beat Terrafirma 83-77 and snap a two-game slide Sunday in the PBA Philippine Cup at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.

Norwood scored eight of his 15 points in the final period where the Elasto Painters mounted a searing 18-2 run. 

This allowed Rain or Shine to claw back from a double-digit deficit and climb to a 79-67 lead.

Rey Nambatac added 17 points for the Elasto Painters who improved to 4-2.

Juami Tiongson paced the Dyip with 20 points.

Terrafirma, which played minus injured Joshua Munzon and Rashawn McCarthy, remained winless in four starts.

In the second game, TNT Tropang GIGA fought back from a 16 point deficit to pull off a come-from-behind 84-80 win.

Troy Rosario had 15 points to go with his eight rebounds and one assist. Roger Pogoy added 13 for the Tropang GIGA's third straight win.

Phoenix, fueled by Matthew Wright's 15 markers, fell to 1-4.

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