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    Paul Lee back to his best as Rain or Shine rips Meralco in fight-marred Davao game

    Nov 15, 2014
    Paul Lee played his best game for Rain or Shine this season, finishing with 20 points and 10 assists. Jerome Ascano

    PAUL Lee touched off a furious third-quarter surge that set the tone for Rain or Shine's 107-79 manhandling of the Meralco Bolts in a fight-marred PBA Philippine Cup road game on Saturday at the University of Southeastern Philippines gym in Davao.

    The six-foot combo guard, who finished with a double-double of 20 points and 10 assists, opened the third period by nailing back-to-back three-pointers and a three-point play, touching off a 14-5 exchange that set off the rout, 65-43.

    The Elasto Painters, who lost coach Yeng Guiao early in the second period on successive technicals, drained five three-pointers in the third quarter alone, tearing the game apart, 85-54.

    However, game officials failed to control the physicality in the second half, leading to Rain or Shine big man Raymund Almazan and John Ferriols nearly coming to blows.

    The 6-7 Almazan actually tried to get back at Ferriols, who, just less than a minute into the fourth quarter, knocked down the reed-thin Rain or Shine slotman with an elbow.

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    Cooler heads immediately intervened to keep the two sides from going after each other.

    Ferriols was eventually assessed with a flagrant foul penalty 1, while Almazan got a technical.

    The highly physical match also saw Gary David leave the game late in the third quarter with a bloodied nose while Beau Belga lost one tooth during a rebound battle in the first half.

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    The Elasto Painters moved half a game behind second placer Barangay Ginebra Kings (5-1) at 5-2, their chances for one of two automatic slots in the semifinals enhanced after winning their fourth straight match.

    On the other hand, the Bolts absorbed their first back-to-back losses of the season as they fell into a tie for sixth to seventh spots with idle GlobalPort at 3-3.

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    The scores:
    Rain or Shine 107 - Lee 20, Chan 16, Jericho Cruz 15, Almazan 14, Belga 11, Tang 10, Teng 8, Uyloan 3, Ibanes 3, Quinahan 3, Norwood 2, Jervy Cruz 2
    Meralco 79 - Macapagal 16, Dillinger 12, Caram 11, Hodge 9, Hugnatan 7, Anthony 6, Ildefonso 6, Guevarra 4, David 4, Atkins 2, Ferriols 2, Cortez 0, Buenafe 0
    Quarterscores: 27-19 51-38 87-56 107-79
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    Paul Lee played his best game for Rain or Shine this season, finishing with 20 points and 10 assists. Jerome Ascano
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