PBA: Nambatac, Bowles carry Rain or Shine to blowout win over Ginebra

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 7) — The Rain or Shine Elasto Painters barged into the win column of the 2019 PBA Commissioner's Cup.

The Elasto Painters dismantled Barangay Ginebra, 104-81, Friday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.

Rey Nambatac registered a career-high 30 points on 7-of-11 3-point shooting for Rain or Shine.

Import Denzel Bowles also played superb for the Elasto Painters as he tallied 25 points and 17 rebounds.

It was the second half difference that separated the two teams with Rain or Shine outscoring Ginebra, 52-36.

Ginebra suffered its second setback in four outings in the import-laden conference.

Justin Brownlee dropped 30 markers and had 17 boards for Ginebra.

The Elasto Painters will return to action on June 9 at the Ynares Center in Antipolo City. Ginebra, meanwhile, will try to bounce back against the TNT KaTropa on June 12 at the Big Dome.

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.