Rain Or Shine foiled San Miguel Beer's fourth-quarter fightback to hammer out a tough 91-85 win in the 2019 PBA Governors' Cup at Hoops Dome in Lapu Lapu City on Saturday.
The Elasto Painters led by as many as 22 points, but had to grind it out in the payoff period when the Beermen rallied to within 2 points in the final 1:17.
But Rain Or Shine suppressed the uprising and sank crucial free throws to put away San Miguel.
Jayvee Mocon paced the Elasto Painters with 16 points, 14 rebounds, and 4 assists, while Richard Ross had a double-double of 16 points and 12 rebounds.
With the victory, the Elasto Painters improved to 3-7 and stayed in the fight for a quarterfinals slot.
It was a tough loss for the Beermen, who fell to 6-4 and remained outside the top 4 in the team standings.
John Holland, who replaced injured Dez Wells, managed only 10 points, 10 rebounds, 6 assists, and 2 blocks.
Chris Ross led San Miguel with 19 points to go with 5 assists, and 7 steals. June Mar Fajardo tallied a double-double of 17 points and 11 rebounds.
Rain or Shine (91) - Mocon 16, Ross 16, Norwood 15, Nambatac 15, Ponferada 10, Daquioag 6, Belga 5, Borboran 5, Torres 3, Exciminiano 0.
San Miguel (85) - Ross 19, Fajardo 17, Santos 14, Holland 10, Cabagnot 9, Lassiter 5, Nabong 5, Romeo 4, Tautuaa 2, Pessumal 2.
Quarterscores: 18-11; 46-31; 69-52; 91-85.
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