RAIN or Shine used a different strategy on Christmas Day to outplay Alaska 98-91, in another highly physical game, and forge a 2-2 tie in the semifinals series of the Philippine Basketball Association Philippine Cup at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City on Thursday.
After employing aggressive offense in the first three games, the Elasto Paintmasters banked on outside shooting in Game 4 through the prowess of guards Jeff Chan and Chris Tiu.
Chan, a former member of Gilas Pilipinas team, posted 25 points, Tiu had 10 points, Gabe Norwood added 12 and Beau Belga 11 for Rain or Shine.
Sonny Thoss led Alaska with 25 points. JOSEF T. RAMOS