Rain Or Shine bucked a slow start to turn back Magnolia 86-82 in the 2019 PBA Commissioner's Cup at Araneta Coliseum on Wednesday.
It was Beau Belga who powered the Elasto Painters in the second half to finish with 22 points, including 4 three-pointers, and 5 rebounds.
"Nagising kami sa sinabi ni Denzel (Bowles) na before siyang ma-injure, sabi niya 'Everybody has to step up.' On my part na-challenge ako," said Belga.
"Tapos sabi ko today, we have a new import, hindi pwedeng umasa na lang sa import."
Carl Montgomery, who replaced Bowles, tallied 20 points and 12 rebounds.
Javee Mocon also played a big role in an 11-0 run, scoring all of his 7 points in that stretch to break a 69-all score in the fourth.
Rain or Shine 86 - Belga 22; Montgomery 20, Daquioag 14, Rosales 7, Mocon 7, Norwood 5, Nambatac 5, Ponferada 3, Torres 2, Borboran 1.
Magnolia 82 - Sangalang 24, Farr 19, Barroca 14, Lee 9, Jalalon 7, Dela Rosa 6, Herndon 3, Melton 0, Pingris 0, Brondial 0.
Quarterscores: 15-22, 35-41, 64-61, 86-82.
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