RR GARCIA scored on an all the way open shot from point-clear range at the bell as Phoenix Pulse got away with a 86-84 win over Rain or Shine on Wednesday in the PBA Governors’ Cup at the Cuneta Astrodome.
With the score tied at 84-all and the clock down to its last 1.5 seconds, Garcia was mysteriously left all the way open underneath the container by a Rain or Shine barrier that multiplied group Phoenix import Eugene Phelps.
Garcia banked in the game-champ at the ringer, snapping the Fuel Masters’ two-game losing streak and making Rain or’s Shine extremely upset all the while.
By hitting the game-champ, the previous Far Eastern University star made up for his two misses from the free toss line with 17.6 seconds left that could have given the Fuel Masters an important lead.
Rather, he welcomed Rain or Shine which tied the game at 84 by on a Javee Mocon jumper with 1.5 seconds remaining.
Phoenix Pulse mentor Louie Alas was calmed to see the group pull through at last as the Fuel Masters never trailed the whole match.
Phelps drove the route for the Fuel Masters with 19, 20 bounce back, and seven helps, the most critical of which set up Garcia for the game-victor.
RJ Jazul included 15 in Matthew Wright’s nonattendance while Garcia scored 14 against a Rain or Shine group that attempted to sign him up as a free specialist after his agreement with TnT lapsed,
Garcia rather wound up marking with Phoenix.
Kayel Locke scored 29 points and got 10 bounce back, however Rain or Shine played without Beau Belga for a major piece of the game after he was shot out right off the bat in the second quarter for a blatant foul punishment two.
Phoenix driven by seven, 80-73, right off the bat in the fourth, yet Rain or Shine tied the game on a lay-up by Mocon with 6:59 left. The two sides joined for only five field objectives the remainder of the way.