World News – UA – Belga reaches key baskets as Rain or Shine outlasts Ginebra in overtime


Rey Nambatac sent the game in an extra session and Beau Belga gave the final kick as Painters Rain or Shine Elasto pulled off an 85-82 overtime win over Barangay Ginebra San Miguel on Tuesday at the Angeles University Foundation Sports Arena

Nambatac pulled off a difficult three-point shot with 2 1 second left to tie the game at 76 Gabe Norwood then made a key defensive save to thwart a potential match winner Ginebra, sending the game into overtime

In the extra period Belga took over The veteran big man converted on back-to-back hits including a brave triple to give Rain or Shine an 83-78 lead with a minute and a half remaining Pringle responded with his own stroke, but Jewel Ponferada pushed the Elasto Painters’ lead to 85-80, essentially sealing the win with 53 ticks remaining

Belga was aggressive throughout the game and finished with 20 points, 10 rebounds and four assists Nambatac, meanwhile, had just eight points on shooting 2 in 12, but was the guy in choice of his team in the clutch

« Like I said from the start Rey is a different type of player He’s going to be the future of the PBA He’s going to be a superstar eventually He loves this position where he will take those shots, » said the Rain or Shine trainer, Caloy Garcia

« He struck another blow to get us into extra time, but it’s a team effort It’s not just him we’re looking at, other players have rallied around today Beau, being the leader of the team, this is probably the best game I have seen him play « , he added

Behind Nambatac’s heroism and Belga’s leadership, Rain or Shine also brought in several players Mark Borboran scored 16 points on a 7 for 10 clip, Kris Rosales got off to a good start to score eight points, and Javee Mocon did a bit of everything to finish with 12 points, eight tables and four cents Even veteran star James Yap contributed 13 points as a starter

« Today we were lucky that we were able to make extra time and win the game, » said Garcia « But we could have easily been 1-4 All of our games are close so that says a lot on our players But every game we have to prepare unlike Manila we had a lot of time to prepare, here we just give you two hours of practice, two and a half hours, but we make the most of it But as I l ‘said, the advantage in the bubble is probably that we stay together « 

For Ginebra, Stanley Pringle and Scottie Thompson did the heavy lifting Pringle normalized 20 points, seven rebounds and six assists while Thompson had a 21-10-5 stat line

RAIN OR SHINE 85 – Belga 20, Borboran 16, Yap 13, Mocon 12, Rosales 8, Nambatac 8, Onwubere 3, Norwood 3, Ponferada 2, Wong 0

BARANGAY GINEBRA 82 – Thompson 21, Pringle 20, Aguilar 13, Tenorio 10, Devance 6, Caperal 5, Mariano 3, Dillinger 2, Chan 2Tolentino 0,

Ginebra came in with an average of 976 (47% FG) in his first five games Against Rain or Shine, the Gin Kings were limited to 82 points shooting 38% from the field

James Yap averaged just 35 points and 15 rebounds in four games before having a 13-point outing as a starter

Rain or Shine Elasto Painters, Barangay Ginebra San Miguel, Beau Belga, Philippine Basketball Association, PBA Philippine Cup

World news – UA – Belga reaches the key baskets as Rain or Shine survives Ginebra on overtime


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