first_imgMOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJames Yap hit the big shots during the biggest moments on Wednesday night, lifting Rain or Shine to a nail-biting 75-74 over Magnolia to remain in the lead in the PBA Philippine Cup eliminations at Mall of Asia Arena.The former two-time MVP while playing, interestingly, for the Purefoods franchise, hit 11 points in the fourth, including the game-winning three-point play with 2.5 seconds left that lifted the Elasto Painters to their fifth straight win in a 7-1 record.ADVERTISEMENT Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history That more or less meant a seat in the quarterfinals for the Painters, who have played the most games before the tournament goes on a much-needed break.The loss was the third straight for the reigning Governors’ Cup champion Hotshots, who couldn’t hold on to a 74-72 lead that former Rain or Shine franchise player Paul Lee gave them the play before.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“Basically, we expected Magnolia’s going to come out defensively like they usually do,” Rain or Shine coach Caloy Garcia said. “But at the end of the day, we just hit the big shots.”“I think the story of the game is simple: James Yap,” Garcia added. Teener lords it over clark speedway View comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Meanwhile, shorthanded Alaska got a lot of players stepping up that resulted in the Aces second straight win, a 103-101 nipping of Blackwater in the first game.Jeron Teng and Carl Bryan Cruz scored 18 each for Alaska.The scores:First GameALASKA 103—Cruz 18, Teng 18, Thoss 16, Exciminiano 14, Banchero 11, Ayaay 9, Pascual 8, Galliguez 7, Potts 2, Baclao 0.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college BLACKWATER 101—Maliksi 25, Sumang 18, Digregorio 14, Jose 9, Tratter 7, Belo 7, Sena 6, Cortez 6, Desiderio 4, Alolino 3, Eriobu 2, Javier 0, Banal 0.Quarters: 29-28, 49-48, 75-72, 103-101.Second GameRAIN OR SHINE 75 – Yap 18, Ahanmisi 13, Torres 11, Rosales 7, Norwood 6, Almazan 5, Belga 4, Nambatac 3, Ponferada 3, Mocon 3, Onwubere 2, Daquioag 0.MAGNOLIA 74 – Sangalang 16, Barroca 16, Herndon 11, Lee 10, Reavis 9, Brondial 7, Dela Rosa 2, Jalalon 2, Pascual 1, Melton 0.Quarters: 24-14, 40-33, 55-49, 75-74.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIESlast_img

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