PBA: Rain Or Shine scores crucial win vs. Blackwater to fan playoff hopes

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Posted at Nov 25 2022 05:24 PM | Updated as of Nov 25 2022 06:43 PM

Rain or Shine beefed up its playoffs push with a 116-97 blowout of Blackwater in the PBA Commissioner's Cup at the PhilSports Arena on Friday.

Import Ryan Pearson had 22 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists for the Painters, while Rey Nambatac had 21 markers on 8-of-13 field goal shooting to go with his 6 rebounds and 3 assists.

ROS leaned on a massive second half, relying mostly on its outside shooting, to end a 2-game slide.

The Painters improved its record to 5-6 record for joint seventh with idle Phoenix, while eliminating the Elite from the playoffs race.

Cameron Krutwig led Blackwater with 23 points and 17 rebounds.

Blackwater, which has been plagued by injuries, fell to a 3-9 slate.

Rain or Shine will be taking a 1-week break before taking on second-seed Magnolia Friday.

The Scores:

Rain or Shine 116 – Pearson 22, Nambatac 21, Asistio 13, Torres 13, Demusis 9, Ildefonso 7, Belga 7, Mamuyac 7, Caracut 7, Ponferrada 3, Santillan 3, Clarito 2, Guinto 2, Norwood 0, Borboran 0.

Blackwater 97 – Krutwig 23, Go 18, Jackson 13, Suerte 12, Ayonayon 10, Ular 7, Melton 6, Ebona 3, Sena 2, Dyke 1, McCarthy 0.

Quarterscores: 24-20, 51-45, 82-71, 116-97

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