PBA: Rey Nambatac goes off for 30 points, as Rain Or Shine routs Ginebra

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Posted at Jun 07 2019 09:28 PM | Updated as of Jun 07 2019 09:48 PM

Rain Or Shine won its first game in the 2019 PBA Commissioner's Cup at the defending champions' expense. PBA Media Bureau

Rey Nambatac dropped 30 points, as he helped Rain Or Shine pocket its first victory in the 2019 PBA Commissioner's Cup by routing Barangay Ginebra 104-81 at Araneta Coliseum on Friday.

Nambatac shot the lights out of hapless Ginebra, connecting 7 of his 11 attempts from the perimeter area for a career-high production.

Denzel Bowles complemented Nambatac's run by attacking with 25 points, 17 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocks.

Justin Brownlee scored 30 points for the defending champions, but the locals failed to contribute leading to Ginebra's second tournament defeat in 4 games.

The Elasto Painters played dominant basketball in the second half, turning a 7-point halftime lead into a 22-point gap in the fourth quarter.

The scores:

Rain or Shine 104 - Nambatac 30, Bowles 25, Mocon 11, Belga 9, Yap 8, Norwood 5, Daquioag 5, Borboran 4, Alejandro 4, Torres 3, Ponferada 0, Rosales 0, Onwubere 0.

Ginebra 81 - Brownlee 30, Aguilar 17, Tenorio 8, Mercado 5, Mariano 4, Thompson 4, Slaughter 4, Ferrer 3, Teodoro 3, Devance 2, Caperal 1, Cruz 0.

Quarterscores: 26-25, 54-45, 75-66, 104-81

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