The Rain or Shine Elasto Painters pulled off a massive fourth-quarter performance to stay in second spot in the standings with a 107-100 victory against the NorthPort Batang Pier in the 2019 Honda PBA Philippine Cup Friday night at the Mall of Asia Arena.
It was a shootout between the two teams who were jockeying for position right behind the undefeated Phoenix Pulse Fuel Masters.
The Elasto Painters made 16 of 36 three-point shots while the Batang Pier were right behind them with 15 conversions in 15 attempts.
While the first three quarters were dictated by the fiery offense of both squads, what gave Rain or Shine the win was their renewed intensity on defense.
The Elasto Painters were down by 10 points, 89-79, heading into the final period but they slowly chipped away at the lead. Head coach Caloy Garcia pulled off a brilliant move by inserting Mark Borboran into his lineup even if he did not play in the first three quarters.