The Star Hotshots defeated the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters, 99-91, in the PBA Philippine Cup on Sunday at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum.
PJ Simon led a balanced attack for the Hotshots, who registered their third victory in five games. Simon finished with 16 points on 7-of-11 shooting.
Paul Lee and Jio Jalalon each added 14 points.
James Yap, who faced his former team for the first time, only scored nine points for Rain or Shine.
In the second game, the Alaska Aces notched another win at the hands of Barangay Ginebra, 101-86.
RJ Jazul came off the bench to provide 16 markers, while Calvin Abueva had 12.
The Aces shot 51% from the field, while holding the Gin Kings to just 39%.