Rain or Shine head coach Yeng Guiao challenged his wards to rise up to the challenge and the Elasto Painters certainly heeded the call.
Falling back to its usual sharp form, Rain or Shine got back at Meralco Wednesday night 102-93 to take their best-of-three PBA Commissioners Cup quarterfinals series to a do-or-die showdown at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.
Smarting from a 91-94 setback in the series opener last Monday, the Painters displayed their potent offense from the get-go then fended off the Bolts last-ditch fightback behind their defense to force a decider on Saturday also at the Big Dome.
Import Wayne Chism came through anew with solid numbers of 26 points, seven rebounds, six blocks and five blocks while four local teammates chipped in at least 10 markers for the Painters, who seized control late in the second canto where they uncorked a 14-2 closeout to take a 49-32 cushion at the break.
Then they continued to pour it on in the third canto, leading by as many as 19 points, theRead More »from Rain or Shine beats Meralco to force sudden death match