THE Rain or Shine Elasto Painters gained a share of the lead in the standings as they defeated the Blackwater Bossing, 71-62, in the PBA Philippine Cup on Sunday, July 18, 2021, at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.
Rey Nambatac continued his sizzling start to the season as he piled up 21 points and 11 boards to help RoS get their second win in a row and stand alongside Meralco Bolts at the top of the standings.
The Elasto Painters dominated the first 36 minutes of action and led by as much as 20 before cruising to the easy win.
Big man Norbert Torres punched in 13 points and five rebounds while Javee Mocon likewise had a stellar outing with 12 points, 12 boards, three assists and two steals. Beau Belga added eight points on top of 10 rebounds.
Veteran forward Kelly Nabong, meanwhile, paced the Bossing with 18 points as they fell to 0-2 for the season. (JNP)