Rain or Shine seized a 2-1 lead by scoring 109-97 over Talk ‘N Text in Game 3 of the best-of-seven championship series of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Season 40 Commissioner’s Cup on Sunday at the Araneta Coliseum.
Import Wayne Chism notched 32 points on 10-of-15 shooting in the field plus 15 rebounds. Paul Lee, who lost one tooth after being elbowed by a driving Ivan Johnson during second half finished with 17 points.
Guards Jericho Cruz and Jeff Chan posted 14 points and 12 points, respectively, for the Elasto Paintmasters.
“Wayne [Chism] shows toughness and being a good all around player,” said Rain or Shine head coach Yeng Guiao. “We can attribute this win to solid team effort on defense also. We anticipated things they might do.”
Johnson and Jayson Castro posted 30 points and 20 points respectively for Talk ‘N Text.