Smith solid in debut as Rain or Shine holds off Blackwater for first win
RAIN or Shine caught fire in the fourth quarter to pull down Blackwater, 122-117, and end its skid in the PBA Governors Cup Sunday at the Mall of Asia Arena.
Rain or Shine vs Blackwater recap
Santi Santillan, Nick Demusis, and new import Greg Smith II sparked a 19-5 Elasto Painters run to open the final period that began with them trailing by eight.
By the time Rain or Shine was through, it already held a 106-100 lead and never looked back.
Smith had 38 points in his PBA debut, while Santillan added 16 as the Elasto Painters finally broke through after losing their first four games of the conference.
Santillan finished with 16 points to lead the E-Painters.
“Hindi na namin alam yung pakiramdam ng manalo. Ang tagal na, e,” said winning coach Yeng Guiao.