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Rain or Shine ties series, Talk N Text walks out

KFC-PBA Quarterfinals Game 4
Purefoods TJ Giants vs Rain or Shine Elasto Painters

Rain or Shine wins 103-100

Rain or Shine ties their best of 5 series with Purefoods, 103-100 but not without a fight from the Giants who were down by 20 and led 100-98 with still a minute remaining in the game. After committing a big foul on James Yap in Game 2 to give Purefoods the win, Eddie Laure who is now the hero in Game 4 after a big 3 point shot that gave Rain or Shine the lead 101-100. In the next possession, Purefoods had a turnover and fouled Jeff Chan who nailed both free throws.

Team Captain Kerby Raymundo who missed the last game because of an injury, came back with 34 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists with four 3 pointers in the 4th quarter to lead Purefoods comeback, but he missed a 3 pointer at the last second to let Rain or Shine force game 5, James Yap was limited to only 8 points and Rico Maierhofer missed his second straight game due to an injury.

Sol Mercado and Gabe Norwood led Rain or Shine with 24 points, 8 assists, 4 rebounds and 20 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists respectively.

In the other Quarterfinals series, Talk N Text walked out of the game in the 1st quarter after a Flagrant 2 foul was called on Ranidel de Ocampo, giving Ginebra the win and forcing a game 5 also. Game 5 will be at the Araneta Coliseum tomorrow, Sunday.

Game scores:

Rain or Shine 103 – Mercado 24, Norwood 20, Arana 11, Cruz 10, Reyes 10, Hrabak 9, Telan 7, Laure 6, Chan 4, Tang 2, Ibanes 0.

Purefoods 100 – Raymundo 34, Pingris 20, Yap R. 19, Reavis 10, Yap J. 8, Canaleta 5, Salvador 3, Artadi 1, Timberlake 0, Simon 0, Adducul 0, Allado 0. Quarterscores: 31-15, 50-39, 85-68, 103-100