PBA: Blackwater gets back at Rain or Shine, ties quarterfinals series

MANILA, Philippines--Blackwater mounted a good start and then put together an even better finish to score a 100-96 victory over tough-as-nails Rain or Shine, leveling their PBA Commissioner's Cup quarterfinal series a game apiece Tuesday night at Araneta Coliseum in Cubao. The Elite got the goods from their one-two punch of import Greg Smith and freshman Ray Parks Jr., who scored 31 and 28 points, respectively, in a stand that gave the young club a shot at further improving an already impressive midseason campaign. "They refused to lose. They didn't want to take a vacation yet---a commitment we all shared," said coach Aris Dimaunahan, whose charges move closer to a franchise-fi...

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