ARIZONA Reid sparked Rain or Shine’s merciless execution of skidding Alaska following a 123-72 beat-down Wednesday night in the main game of the PBA Governors Cup at the Philsports Arena.
The Elasto Painters went on a 19-0 tear midway in the second period to rip the game apart en route to a franchise-best 51-point winning margin over the Aces.
The 51-point victory was the fourth most lopsided loss and the worst defeat by any team in the league since Shell beat Tanduay, 154-100, on November 15. 1986.
The 6-foot-3 Reid, now in his third tour of duty in the PBA, fired 17 of his league career-high 48 points during the second period.
The former High Point standout shot an efficient 18-of-26 from the floor, scoring inside and shooting from the outside.
“It’s just one of those days where everything you do is right and for the opponent, everything they do is wrong,” said a still stoic Rain or Shine coach Yeng Guiao after the team evened its record at 3-3 in the standings.
“We didn’t expect it (game) this way. I don’t think that’s their (Aces) character. It can happen to any team, but we still have a lot of respect for this team,” he added.
The Elasto Painters stepped on the gas pedal and badly outscored the Aces on fastbreak points, 22-7.
Rain or Shine also held a huge 32-15 edge in the assist department, while converting 29 points off the Aces’ conference-high 27 turnovers.
The Aces continued to spiral down the standings with their 2-4 record as they lost their third straight game under new coach Alex Compton.
Henry Walker led the Aces with 15 points before hitting the bench for good with still three minutes to go and the Elasto Painters way ahead,84-53.
RAIN OR SHINE (123) -- Reid 48, Chan 15, Belga 10, Arana 8, Lee 7, Cruz 6, Nuyles 6, Uyloan 5, Almazan 5, Teng 5, Tiu 4, Norwood 4, Ibanes 0, Rodriguez 0.
ALASKA (72) -- Walker 15, Casio 9, Manuel 7, Baguio 7, Thoss 6, Reyes 5, Espinas 5, Bugia 4, Dela Cruz 4, Eman 4, Hontiveros 3, Abueva 2, Buenafe 1, Belasco 0, Jazul 0.
Quarterscores: 26-22; 60-43; 89-61; 123-72