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PBA: Painters down Bolts; Barako wins

Arizona Reid and Gary David

Manila, Philippines – The Rain or Shine Elasto Painters rolled to its fourth straight at the expense of Meralco, 104-85, in their PBA Governors Cup pairing held at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum in Cubao, Quezon City.

The Painters overcame a slow start which saw them trailing the Bolts by 11 in the first half.

Arizona Reid had another brilliant showing, finishing with 25 points and 15 rebounds.

Allen Durham vs Baclao, Williams and Harris

In the other match, Barako Bull pulled off a stunner when they hacked out an 88-74 shocker over powerhouse Talk ‘n Text.

Barako import Allen Durham once again led the charge with a monster performance, finishing with 28 points and 29 rebounds. Aside from Durham, Barako also got outstanding performances from Keith Jensen and Jeric Fortuna to register its second straight victory.

The scores:
First game:
RAIN OR SHINE 104 – Reid 25, Almazan 12, Norwood 12, Belga 9, Tiu 9, Nuyles 6, Cruz 5, Arana 5, Lee 5, Uyloan 4, Chan 4, Rodriguez 4, Tang 3, Teng 1, Ibanes 0.

MERALCO 85 – West 29, Hodge 17, Cortez 10, Ballesteros 7, David 7, Dillinger 7, Huganatan 6, Guevarra 2, Ildefonso 0, Caram 0, Salvacion 0.

Quarters: 20-23, 51-46, 71-63, 104-85

Second game:
BARAKO 88 – Durham 28, Jensen 17, Miller 15, Fortuna 11, Miranda 6, Wilson 4, Intal 3, Isip 2, Custodio 2, Thiele 0, Najorda 0, Lastimosa 0, Marcelo 0, Pennisi 0.

TALK N’ TEXT 74 – Harris 22, De Ocampo 21, Castro 18, Canaleta 3, Williams 2, Reyes 2, Baclao 2, Carey 2, Alapag 2, Reyes 0, Fonacier 0.

Quarters: 15-19, 38-45, 60-61, 88-74

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