By: Kristina Caramel Sy
The Rain or Shine E-Painters painted their 9th win of the conference as they thrashed the Alaska Aces, 91-85, for the 1st game of the last elimination round of PBA Season 37 yesterday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
The Alaska Aces managed to give the E-painters a tough match as the Aces were able to tie the scores almost 7 times until the 3rd quarter.
Cyrus Baguio and Ervin Sotto anchored the Aces' run in the 1st half which made the E-painters struggle to defend the Aces.
But suddenly, the Paul Lee less E-painters blasted in the 4th quarter and blew their score ahead the Aces leading to their biggest lead which stood at 10 points.
Their lead was sustained by Uyloan as he jacked up back-to-back 3 pointers.
Aces bid their farewell as they ended in the 8th place while ROS will face the scary Ginebra Gin Kings in quarterfinals.
Here are the scores from PBA.Ph:
RAIN OR SHINE 91 - Belga 14, Buenafe 14, Rodriguez 12, Cruz 10, Matias 10, Chan 8, Uyloan 6, Arana 6, Norwood 4, Quianahan 4, Tang 3, Jaime 0.
ALASKA 85 - Baguio 21, Tenorio 12, Thoss 12, Reyes 11, Eman 9, Custodio 8, Sotto 8, Salamat 2, Baracael 2, Pasculado 0.
Quarters: 19-20, 42-42, 70-66, 91-85