Rain Or Shine seeks 2-0 lead over Powerade in PBA Philippine Cup semifinals
Rain or Shine will try to make it two wins in a row over Powerade when the two teams meet in Game 2 of their PBA Philippine Cup semifinal duel on Friday.
The fifth-ranked Elasto Painters drew first blood, beating the eighth-ranked Tigers 114-97 in last night's Game 1.
Jeff Chan and Paul Lee combined forces in the second half to power the Painters to victory. Chan topscored with 27 points while Lee finished with 25 after being held to only three points in the first half.
"We just kept our composure after a bad first half. The boys played more committed to the game plan in the second half," coach Yeng Guiao told gmanews.com.
"We just wanted to break the flow of the Powerade offense. We wanted them to go one-on-one on us. So, that's basically what happened."
While the Painters waxed hot in the second half, the Tigers dominated the first half. Led by Gary David and Rudy Lingganay, Powerade led by as many as 14 points before closing the half with an 11-point cushion.
However, they failed to sustain their momentum in the final two quarters allowing Rain or Shine to run away with the win. Gary David led the Tigers with 30 points.
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