PBA: Rain or Shine breathes fire into playoff hopes after escaping NorthPort

MANILA, Philippines–Rain or Shine escaped NorthPort by the skin of its teeth on Friday night, pocketing a 76-75 decision that had the club returning to the win column of the 2022 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.

The ElastoPainters returned to .500 behind the late-game heroics of import Steve Taylor Jr. who finished a team-best 20 points that went with 16 rebounds.

Anton Asistio chipped in 12 points while Santi Santillan 10 more as Rain or Shine bounced back from a tough 92-83 loss to Phoenix last week.

But more than the win, coach Yeng Guiao expressed delight over how the outing would mean for the young crew as it forges ahead under his leadership.

“More than anything else, it’s …

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