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E-Painters crawl back from 15 down, beat Elites

By Dugout Philippines

Rain Or Shine completed a comeback from a 15-point deficit to defeat Blackwater, 82-75, in the nightcap of the PBA games at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.

The Elasto Painters trailed, 38-53, in the third quarter as the Elites took control for most of the game.

But ROS outscored Blackwater, 28-9, in a crucial span bridging the last two periods to take a 66-62 lead midway into the fourth.

The Elites stayed in the game, even retaking the lead, 70-68, later in the quarter.

But the E-Painters sealed the win after ending the game on a 14-5 run.

Raymond Almazan led Rain Or Shine with 17 points on 6-of-10 shooting and ten rebounds.

Eddie Laure top scored for Blackwater with 16 markers.

Box Scores:

Rain Or Shine 82-Almazan 17, Chan 9, Belga 9, Ibanes 8, Cruz Jericho 8, Norwood 7, Cruz Jervy 6, Quinahan 6, Uyloan 4, Tang 4, Teng 2, Arana 2, Lee 0, Tiu 0

Blackwater 75-Laure 16, Nuyles 13, Gamalinda 13, Tiongson 12, Faundo 6, Menor 5, Artadi 4, Erram 2, Rodriguez 2, Ballesteros 2, Timberlake 0, Austria 0, Cawaling 0

Quarterscores: 11-16, 31-40, 51-60, 82-75