Treadwell Demetrius Treadwell powers Rain or Shine to its second straight win in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup. PBA photo

Big win for Rain or Shine

December 8, 2023 Robert Andaya 157 views

RAIN or Shine rode on Demetrius Treadwell’s solid performance to beat NLEX, 113-101, and make it two wins in a row in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Philsports Arena in Pasig City.

Treadwell finished with a double-double of 23 points on 9-of-14 shooting, and a game-high 18 rebounds in nearly 40 minutes to power the E-Painters to their second straight win after five consecutive losses.

Beau Belga, Rey Nambatac, Andrei Caracut, Keith Datu also scored 10 points or more for the E-Painters, who also won over Blackwater Elite, 115-110, last Dec.2.

Nambatac and Leonard Santillan added six rebounds each and Datu had five for the E-Painters, who outrebounded the Road Warriors, 54-38.

“We’re hoping that we blend even better with Tree. We understand more or less how he can complement the locals’ game and how the locals can complement his game,” said Rain or Shine coach Yeng Guiao.

“So we should be getting better and it’s good for us because we’re just trying to keep ourselves in the conference, give ourselves a chance to make the next round,” added Guiao.

Guiao had good words for Datu.

“Iba pa rin yung meron kang weapon like Keith,” said Guiao.

“He’s a big man who can step out, shoot 3s, can post up, help out in the rebounding, help out playing defense on the bigs. That’s what we missed last four or five games.”

NLEX relied on import Stokley Chaffee (31 points), Don Trollano (21 points) and Kris Rosales (13 points).

The scores:

Rain or Shine (113) — Treadwell 23, Belga 14, Caracut 12, Nambatac 12, Datu 11, Santillan 9, Borboran 7, Nocum 7, Clarito 5, Mamuyac 4, Norwood 4, Asistio 3, Demusis 2.

NLEX (101) — Chaffee 32, Trollano 21, Rosales 13, Nieto 11, Herndon 9, Anthony 8, Ganuelas-Rosser 7, Rodger 0, Miranda 0, Valdez 0, Nermal 0, Semerad 0.
Quarterscores: 22-31, 54-60, 84-84, 113-101.

Game Saturday:

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6:15 p.m. — Phoenix vs. Ginebra