by John Paul Marquez

Rain or Shine Elasto Painters will try to make a history after routing B-Meg Llamados in their 4th game, 94-89, and taking a commanding series 3-1 in their quest for the trophy in PBA Governors Cup Finals, last July 29 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. 

                     Best Import Jamelle Cornley once again serge for the team after putting 23 points, 14 boards and five dishes to led RoS toa commanding series. Gabe Norwood also contributed on his team after chipping for 18 points including the crucial three in the last part of the game to keep their hopes alive. Off the bench Ronjay Buenafe also made a name in this team after contributing 13 points to help his team up.

                    The first quarter was dominated by the Llamados, ending the quarter 28-11 but in the second quarter RoS backed up and made a strong come back before going to the huddle 47-45. Yap and the Llamados had a lot of opportunity to come back after a triple by James Yap 75-74 who tallied a conference high of 25 points but the Elasto Painters never let the Llamados to come back in the game.

                   Llamados import Marcus Blakely with 22 points, missed a crucial two charities with 8.1 seconds left that leads to the fall of Llamados.

                   Pingris of B-Meg and Arana of Elasto Painters went to cross the boundary after Arana hits Pingris with the elbow that’s why Pingris hits Arana with his head.

                    The next game might be a close out for the Elasto Painters and they desire to make history with this game. On the other side, B-Meg should keep their emotion not to lead them to stay away in the game. The Llamados needs to win three consecutive games to get a rare back-to-back title after getting the Commissioners Cup title last conference. Only one team in the history of PBA was able to bounce back in a 3-1 deficit in the Finals and that is their rival Brgy. Ginebra Kings in 1991 after beating Shell.

 


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