Rain or Shine more than held its own in a fierce shootout with NorthPort and pulled off a 107-100 victory to stay right behind front-running Phoenix Pulse in the PBA Philippine Cup at the MOA Arena in Pasay City Friday night.
James Yap sizzled with six three-pointers and a total of 19 points and the Elasto Painters erupted for 16 three-pointers in all as against 15 by Stanley Pringle and his teammates in an explosive match.
Giving away 89 points a game in their previous matches, the E-Painters yielded a lot more in this outing, but played good basketball when it mattered the most, thus, salvaging a third straight win and fifth in six games in all.
Held to 11 points in the fourth quarter and blanked in the last 3:40 mark, the Batang Pier reeled to a second loss in four outings.
“For my age, it’s about working hard and discipline,” said Yap.