Its leading scorer may not be his usual self, but Rain or Shine still outlasted Phoenix 98-94 in overtime Sunday to seize the lead in the PBA Philippine Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Kris Rosales and Beau Belga scored 16 points apiece, but it was the pair of Raymond Almazan and Maverick Ahanmisi who delivered the biggest blows in the extension by combining for seven of the team’s 11 points.
Much like what they did in regulation when they came charging back from a 14-point deficit, the Fuel Masters moved within 94-96 on an Alex Mallari drive.
But Mark Borboran capped his own heroics by banking in a short stab in the last 11 seconds that pegged what would prove to be the final score.
As a result, the Elasto Painters took over top spot with their sixth win in seven games while relegating the Fuel Masters to second on a 5-1 slate.