Manila, Philippines – Jeffrey Chan exploded with a season high 25 points and led Rain or Shine in winning Game 4 and tie the series at two game apiece of the best of seven series against Alaska 98-91 on Christmas day at Mall of Asia Arena.
Alaska controlled the game and led as much as 11 points all because of Center Sonny Thoss who had 25 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Milkmen and has been unstoppable inside the paint but fouled out late in the fourth period.
Rain or Shine managed to do defensive stops and Gabe Norwood hits crucial baskets in the end game helping the team in getting the lead.
Calvin Abueva was called for Flagrant two for hitting Uyloan in the stomach and ejecting him out of the playing court in the last two minutes of the game. The event also gave the Elasto Painters the opportunity to increase their lead.
Rain or Shine never looked back and Alaska missed their opportunities to score.
RAIN OR SHINE 98 – Chan 25, Norwood 12, Belga 11, Tiu 10, Lee 8, Quinahan 7, Almazan 7, Uyloan 5, Arana 5, Ibanes 4, Tang 2, Cruz 2, Teng 0.
ALASKA 91 – Thoss 25, Abueva 14, Casio 10, Manuel 9, Menk 8, Banchero 6, Baguio 6, Jazul 6, Hontiveros 3, Exciminiano 2, Dela Cruz 2, Eman 0, Dela Rosa 0.
Quarters: 20-21, 38-41, 64-71, 98-91