DENZEL Bowles scored 33 points in his first tune-up game with Rain or Shine as the Painters defeated NLEX, 94-88, on Saturday at the FCL gym.
Bowles was impressive in only his first week back in the country after previous stints with the Magnolia franchise and TNT in the PBA.
With NLEX import Tony Mitchell yet to arrive after his stint in Taiwan, the Road Warriors struggled to contain Bowles.
It was the Elastopainters' first tune-up game for the Commissioner's Cup.
Javee Mocon has 12 points, while Beau Belga had nine points for Rain or Shine.
Bong Galanze had 17 points, while Marion Magat had 13 points for the shorthanded NLEX, which rested Poy Erram and Larry Fonacier.