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Rain Or Shine crushes Ginebra, enters semis

By Dugout Philippines

Rain Or Shine booked the first of two outright PBA Philippine Cup semifinal seats after downing Ginebra, 100-90, in the nightcap of Sunday's doubleheader at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.

The Elastopainters led by as much as 23 points, 80-57, with 4:25 left in the third quarter.

But the Gin Kings slowly came back and cut the lead to as low as eight, 88-80, midway in the fourth.

Rain Or Shine then unleashed a 7-0 run later in the fourth to rebuild the double-digit gap and never looked back.

Beau Belga scored a season-high 21 points to lead the Elastopainters.

L.A. Tenorio, Greg Slaughter, and Japeth Aguilar each had 14 markers for the Gin Kings, 

Box Scores:

Rain Or Shine 100-Belga 21, Lee 18, Chan 11, Quinahan 11, Ibanes 9, Uyloan 8, Norwood 8, Cruz Jervy 4, Tiu 3, Arana 3, Cruz Jericho 2, Almazan 2, Tang 0.

Ginebra 90-Tenorio 14, Slaughter 14, Aguilar 14, Caguioa 10, Mamaril 9, Yeo 9, Reyes 7, Baracael 6, Forrester 5, Brondial 2, Monfort 0, Helterbrand 0.

Quarterscores: 36-22, 55-41, 84-71, 100-90