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Nambatac scores winner as ROS survives Columbian in OT

Denzel Bowles survived an ugly night from the charity stripe with a triple-double. PBA Images 
By Ivan Saldajeno

BATANGAS CITY—Rey Nambatac scored the marginal basket as Rain Or Shine repulsed Columbian in overtime, 88-86, in the PBA Commissioner's Cup at the Batangas City Sports Coliseum on Sunday night.

Nambatac, who got free inside the paint, received an inbound pass from Gabe Norwood for the eventual game-winning layup with 2.6 seconds that broke out of an 86-all tie.

Their fellow Elasto Painters then forced the turnover on the Dyip just as time expired. 

Despite an off night from the free throw in which he missed 14 free throws, Denzel Bowles put up a triple-double of 29 points, 14 rebounds, and 10 assists with two blocks for ROS, which barged back to .500 at 3-3.

Nambatac and Jewel Ponferada each added 10 markers. 

Lester Prosper made 26 points, 15 rebounds, three assists, three blocks, and two steals for Columbian, which fell to a momentary tie with NLEX, which is playing Ginebra later Sunday, at the bottom at 1-6.

CJ Perez chipped in 12 markers, 10 caroms, six dimes, and three steals.

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