After 4 losses, Rain Or Shine finally nailed a win in the PBA Governors' Cup.
The Elasto Painters pulled off an upset against Barangay Ginebra with a 104-97 victory at a jampacked Quezon Convention Center in Lucena City on Saturday.
But Rain Or Shine nearly squandered a 19-point lead when the defending chmpions rallied in the fourth quarter and pulled to within 101-97 with 2:54 to go.
Fortunately Gabe Norwood buried a dagger 3-pointer and Rain Or Shine made crucial stops to prevent Ginebra from completing a comeback.
Terrence Watson had 29 points, 19 rebounds and 6 blocks, while Jewel Ponferada added 18 points to lead the Elasto Painters, whose win gave them a 1-4 record and allowed them to jump past Meralco (1-6) at the bottom of the standings.
Columbian Dyip (0-8) remains the only winless team.
With the win, the Elasto Painters snapped the Kings' 4-game winning streak.
Ginebra, led by Justin Brownlee's 23 points, fell to 7-2.
The Kings dropped to No. 3 in the standings and lost the No. 1 spot to Magnolia (6-1).
Rain or Shine 104 - Watson 29, Ponferada 18, Ahanmisi 12, Norwood 11, Belga 8, Daquioag 7, Tiu 6, Yap 6, Washington 4, Borboran 3, Onwubere 0.
Ginebra 87 - Brownlee 23, Tenorio 15, Mariano 14, Ferrer 13, Thompson 10, Aguilar 7, Caperal 6, Chan 5, Dela Cruz 2, Caguioa 2.
Quarters: 28-28, 51-44, 87-73, 104-87.
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