Two in a row for Purefoods

KFC-PBA Philippine Cup Quarterfinals
Purefoods TJ Giants vs Rain or Shine Elasto Painters Game 2
January 31, 2010

Purefoods TJ Giants wins Game 2 of their best of 5 Quarterfinals series with Rain or Shine and leads the series 2-0 after a big comeback – coming down from a 20 point deficit in the third quarter. James Yap came away with 2 clutch free throw in the final seconds of the game to seal the win for the Giants, but it was Roger Yap who orchestrated their comeback scoring 20 of his 22 points in the second half.

Rain or Shine controlled the first half, with Sol Mercado coming back from a subpar performance in their first game, he scored 26 points in game 2 but could not lead Rain or Shine to a win vs. Purefoods.

In the other Quarterfinals series between Barangay Ginebra vs. Talk N Text, the tropang Texters also takes a 2-0 lead over Ginebra.

Game scores:

Purefoods 95 – Yap J. 23, Yap R. 22, Maierhofer 14, Raymundo 11, Artadi 10, Canaleta 9, Reavis 6, Timberlake 0, Pingris 0, Alaldo 0.

Rain or Shine 94 – Mercado 26, Norwood 22, Chan 19, Hrabak 12, Reyes 7, Arana 5, Laure 3, Arellano 0, Ibanes 0, Telan 0.

Quarterscores: 17-26; 41-52; 71-76; 95-94

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