MANILA, Philippines–NLEX raced to a 20-point lead within the opening body and stored management the remainder of the best way to drag out a 110-99 victory over pesky Rain or Shine within the PBA Governors’ Cup Saturday night time at Sensible Araneta Coliseum.
Kevin Alas completed with 28 factors whereas import Wayne Selden Jr. tossed in 21 factors and 10 rebounds because the Highway Warriors clinched a playoff spot.
And they don’t seem to be stopping there.
“Truly, we’re on the lookout for a spot within the Prime 4 and our subsequent recreation is towards Terrafirma. We have now to win that recreation and go up towards San Miguel in our final recreation. So I feel if we get one or two, that will be good for us,” mentioned head coach Frankie Lim.
“We’re wanting on the Prime 4, however we’re additionally grateful we’re already by the quarters,” added the mentor, who took over Yeng Guiao’s publish within the earlier convention.
Its import saddled by a hamstring drawback, Rain or Shine as an alternative leaned on Rey Nambatac’s 26 factors, Gabe Norwood’s 13, and Nick Demusis’ 12. The Painters even threatened to come back again late, pulling inside 104-97 with 1:26 remaining.
Rain or Shine leaned on Rey Nambatac’s 26 factors, Gabe Norwood’s 13, and Nick Demusis’ 12 and even threatened to come back again, pulling inside 104-97 with 1:26 remaining.
However Alas, excessive on his first All-Star choice, was merely an excessive amount of to deal with. He unloaded 13 of his whole output all within the last body.
Rain or Shine dropped to 2-6 however continues to be within the operating for a spot within the backside half of the Prime 8. They play Phoenix, then NorthPort, and shut out their elimination spherical towards San Miguel Beer.
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