Elite get balanced scoring in winning a third straight game

first_img“We shared the wealth again,” Dimaunahan said. “We had 22 assists. The last time out, we had 27. I think the guys are really into sharing the basketball.”Blackwater took good care of the ball, finishing with just nine turnovers against Columbian’s 20.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Justin Brownlee scored 27 points, had 12 rebounds and missed a triple double by two assists in leading Barangay Ginebra to a 110-95 win over Meralco in the nightcap.Japeth Aguilar had 19 points and Scottie Thompson came off the bench to shoot 11 points and grab 10 rebounds as the Gin Kings rose to 1-1 while dealing the Bolts a second loss in three games.The victory also moved the Elite within another win of duplicating a franchise-best 4-0 start achieved in last season’s Governors’ Cup.And that will be a big challenge for Dimaunahan and his improving crew as they face debuting Phoenix Pulse on Friday at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay.After that, Blackwater will battle Rain or Shine. The Fuel Masters and the Elasto Painters finished 1-2 in the elimination round of the Philippine Cup.“We know that those teams are seasoned. We have to really work for those wins,” said Dimaunahan. Mac Belo and Allein Maliksi contributed 19 each to help the Elite hold off the Dyip in the stretch.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess From there, he knows that the results will just follow.Drawing balanced scoring Sunday night, Blackwater rolled to its third straight victory, a 118-110 dismantling of Columbian Dyip to regain the early lead in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup eliminations at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“The guys are committed to improve,” the rookie mentor said. “[And] I think that’s the [best] thing about our team right now.”Five players scored twin digits for the Elite, with super rookie Ray Parks shooting 23 and burly import Lance Stepheson finishing with 26 points and 21 rebounds. Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anewcenter_img PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Ceres salvages draw with Stallion View comments MANILA, Philippines — Blackwater coach Aris Dimaunahan has asked just one thing from his Elite of late: “Continue to improve.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostinglast_img