Rey Nambatac comes up clutch, Rain or Shine downs San Miguel

Rain or Shine guard Rey Nambatac scores on a tricky drive within the ultimate seconds to beat San Miguel Beer within the 2021 PBA Philippine Cup in Bacolor, Pampanga. PBA IMAGES

MANILA, Philippines—Rey Nambatac hit the game-winner as Rain or Shine got here away with a dramatic 95-93 win over San Miguel within the 2021 PBA Philippine Cup Sunday at DHVSU Fitness center in Bacolor, Pampanga.

Nambatac scored on a drive towards three defenders with 2.5 seconds left earlier than the Elasto Painters made one final cease to win their sixth recreation in 10 outings.

“I already designed a play the place Rey would get the ball on the high of the important thing or get the ball within the submit from a hand-off,” stated Elasto Painters head coach Chris Gavina. “Rey was the one who did it together with his instincts and received the sport for us.”

San Miguel held a 10-point lead on the finish of the primary half however the Painters placed on a powerful third quarter and outscored the Beermen 31-18 within the interval to enter the ultimate body with a 72-69 lead.

Rain or Shine then held a four-point lead with lower than a minute remaining however a few free throws from June Mar Fajardo and a CJ Perez layup tied the sport at 93-93 with 12 seconds to play.

Rookie Santi Santillan put up 21 factors and grabbed 5 assists to guide Rain or Shine whereas Javee Mocon had 18 factors, 11 rebounds, and 4 assists.

Terrence Romeo had a team-high 20 factors with six assists for the Beermen whereas Arwind Santos had 18 factors and 12 boards.

San Miguel, which was coming off back-to-back wins, slipped to fourth with a 5-3 report.


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