RR Garcia and Carlo Lastimosa led Barako Bull in routing Blackwater, while Purefoods had to scramble to get past an inspired Kia side in 2014-2015 PBA Philippine Cup action last night.
|Top: RR Garcia dropped a big game against Blackwater.|
Bottom: Playing-Coach Manny Pacquiao back from his victorious fight.
Game Capsules (adapted from InterAKTV):
BARAKO BULL ENERGY over BLACKWATER ELITE, 97-82
Barako Bull, behind sizzling shooting performances from sophomore guards RR Garcia and Carlo Lastimosa, eliminated expansion team Blackwater after picking up a third win via a 97-82 rout on Wednesday at the Ynares Center in Antipolo City. Garcia, a former UAAP MVP, finished with 16 big points on 6-for-9 shooting from the field and 3-for-4 shooting from beyond the arc despite sitting out the entire fourth quarter. Lastimosa provided a spark off the bench, likewise scoring 16 in just over 17 minutes of play. He shot 7-for-11 from the field and dropped eight of his points in the lopsided fourth period. Rookie Jake Pascual added 13 points for the Energy. Barako Bull improved to 3-6 for the season, making it mathematically impossible for Blackwater (0-9) to crack the top 10 with only two games remaining in their schedule. Big man Bryan Faundo paced the Elite with 23 points and 11 rebounds, while Cebu product Brian Heruela added 19 markers and 6 dimes in the losing cause.