PBA: Phoenix is defeated when Rain or Shine breaks through

Mar 18, 2024

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Adrian Nocum finally broke through in the PBA Season 48 Philippine Cup on Sunday at the Ynares Center here, leading Rain or Shine to a 100-85 victory. Nocum’s maturity beyond his years was evident in this performance.

After a terrifying 0–4 start to the game, the rookie guard from Mapua concluded with 28 points, seven rebounds, six assists, and two steals. He also led the second-quarter comeback that resulted in the Elasto Painters’ first victory.

Nocum scored 13 points during that time, as the team overturned a nine-point deficit to take a 47-41 lead into the half and start to gain momentum.

After scoring eight more points in the third quarter to ensure their lead, Jhonard Clarito, Beau Belga, and Santi Santillan contributed to a powerful finish that saw them win in the end.

As Rain or Shine won, Belga had a double-double with 21 points and 11 rebounds, while Clarito contributed 19 points and five rebounds. Together, the team scored 40 points off the floor and disheveled 27 assists.

On Wednesday, April 3, at 7:30, the Elasto Painters will take on the 0-5 Converge in an attempt to start a winning streak. evening. at the Araneta Coliseum, SMART.

On the other side, Ricci Rivero led the Fuel Masters, who had just defeated Terrafirma 94-78 last Wednesday, with a season-high 16 points.

RJ Jazul scored eleven points, and rookie players Ken Tuffin and Raffy Verano both contributed ten points and six rebounds in their respective roles.

Behind JJay Alejandro, Phoenix truly overcame a 16-point third-quarter deficit to come within six points, 86-80. However, Andrei Caracut and Clarito were there to put things back in place before Belga and the company handled things to make the deal official.

On March 31, Sunday, at 3 p.m., Coach Jamike Jarin’s charges will face San Miguel, which promises to be another challenging test. Additionally at the Big Dome.

The Scores

Rain or Shine 100 – Nocum 28, Belga 21, Clarito 19, Santillan 8, Caracut 6, Belo 5, Mamuyac 4, Borboran 4, Norwood 3, Ildefonso 2, Asistio 0, Demusis 0.

Phoenix 85 – Rivero 16, Jazul 11, Tuffin 10, Verano 10, Manganti 7, Mocon 6, Alejandro 6, Muyang 5, Daves 4, Salado 3, Camacho 2, Lalata 0.

Quarter scores: 22-29; 47-41; 78-66; 100-85.

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