Purefoods wins series, San Miguel Next

KFC-PBA Philippine Cup Quarter Finals Game 5
Purefoods TJ Giants vs Rain or Shine Elasto Painters

Purefoods wins 95-85

James Yap leads Purefoods back to the semifinals by beating Rain or Shine 95-85 in the Do or Die Game 5 at the Araneta Coliseum. Yap contributed 28 points on 11/22 from the field including some acrobatic shots that tore down the defense of the Elasto Painters. Solomon Mercado came up with 23 points but could not lead Rain or Shine to a win. Marc Pingris had a monster game with 14 points and 16 rebounds leading Purefoods in rebounding 48-37.

The Best of 7 semifinals between Purefoods and San Miguel will start on Wednesday.

In the other series, Talk N Text played Game 5 after a walkout in Game 4 but bowed down to Barangay Ginebra. Ginebra will play Alaska Aces in the other best of 7 semifinal match up.

Game scores:

Purefoods 95 – Yap J. 28, Raymundo 16, Yap R. 16, Pingris 14, Reavis 9, Maierhofer 4, Allado 4, Artadi 2, Simon 2, Canaleta 0.

Rain or Shine 85 – Mercado 23, Norwood 20, Reyes 9, Chan 8, Arana 7, Cruz 6, Laure 6, Telan 4, Tang 2, Arellano 0, Hrabak 0.

Quarters: 25-26, 50-47, 80-66, 95-85.

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