Rain or Shine upsets Blackwater in PBA Philippine Cup

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The Rain or Shine E-Painters continued to make their way up the standings as they stunned the Blackwater Bossing, 107-90, in the PBA Season 47 Philippine Cup on Wednesday afternoon at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.

The win was Rain or Shine’s second in a row after spiraling down with six straight losses. They now hold a 3-6 card, good for ninth place in the standings.

Down by four at halftime, Rain or Shine exploded for 37 points in the third to grab the upper hand, 78-68, heading to the last 12 minutes of play. And although Blackwater tried to come close on numerous occasions, the E-Painters stood their ground until the final buzzer.

“Our guys being able to put together two consecutive excellent performances. In our pregame speech, I said being consistent is a talent and being excellent is a habit and could we build those habits to be excellent in back-to-back games? It showed tonight,” said Rain or Shine head coach Chris Gavina after the game.

Rey Nambatac led the way for Rain or Shine with 26 points, seven rebounds, four assists, and two steals.

Rookie guard Gian Mamuyac also broke out for 20 points, five boards, three assists, and two steals.

Beau Belga had 12 points while Gabe Norwood added 10 points and eight boards.

Blackwater has now lost two in a row to drop to 5-3, and into a tie with Magnolia for fourth place.

Brandon Ganuelas-Rosser paced Blackwater with 19 points, while Ato Ular and Baser Amer chimed in 13 points each.

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