RAIN or Shine defeated Barangay Ginebra, 84-76, on Thursday during their final tune-up game for the coming PBA season held at The Upper Deck.
The Elastopainters’ win should serve as a morale booster, coming at the expense of a Gin Kings side considered as one of the favorites for the 2020 season.
Rain or Shine broke away from a 41-40 halftime lead in the third quarter and entered the final canto with a 65-58 advantage after a long two-pointer by James Yap.
The lead reached to 10 points, 76-66, in the fourth following a layup by Yap.
Rain or Shine opens its campaign in the Philippine Cup on March 13 against San Miguel while Barangay Ginebra debuts on Saturday against Blackwater in Balanga, Bataan.