Quantcast
Latest Stories

PBA: Talk ‘N Text holds off GlobalPort

By

Tony Mitchell of Talk N Text (dark) vs Marvyn Hayes of Globalport (light). PBA IMAGE by Nuki Sabio

MANILA, Philippines — Talk ‘N Text got back on track following a hard-fought 102-95 win over GlobalPort in the 38th PBA Governors’ Cup Sunday at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

Import Tony Mitchell scored 35 points while Larry Fonacier had 19 points to help the Tropang Texters hold off a last-minute run by the Batang Pier, who pulled to within five in the final 40 seconds after trailing by 14.

“We still have a long way to go. We still have to get into our rhythm,” said national team mainstay Fonacier after the Texters evened their win-loss slate to 2-2.

“We’re not a very good team right now so I guess every game is going to be tough. Everything right now for us is a big struggle,” admitted TNT head coach Norman Black. “And hopefully we can start playing basketball the way Talk ‘N Text usually does.”

For the most part of the fourth quarter though, Talk ‘N Text showed flashes of what it’s capable of with a little more time together.

GlobalPort, which failed to grab a tie in second place and instead fell into a three-way logjam with Talk ‘N Text and Meralco with 2-2 records, refused to back down despite trailing majority of the game.

Back-to-back treys by Fonacier widened TNT’s gap to 14, 96-82, with 5:47 remaining before GlobalPort trimmed it to five, 100-95, on a basket by Gary David.

“At least our last two games our defense has been a little bit better.  It will be a big lift for us to get Jimmy (Alapag) back because he is the leader of this team,” added Black. “Right now, our goal is to stay in the top four. I thought Tony played a better game today. The locals played a lot better with him.”

Markeith Cummings unleashed 16 of his 33 points in the third quarter while David finished with 15 points.

TNT bounced back after absorbing losses to San Mig Coffee and Meralco.


Follow Us

Follow us on Facebook Follow on Twitter Follow on Twitter


Recent Stories:

Complete stories on our Digital Edition newsstand for tablets, netbooks and mobile phones; 14-issue free trial. About to step out? Get breaking alerts on your mobile.phone. Text ON INQ BREAKING to 4467, for Globe, Smart and Sun subscribers in the Philippines.


Tags: Basketball , Globalport , PBA , Sports , Talk N Text



Copyright © 2014, .
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94
Advertisement

News

  • 22 houses destroyed, 3 hurt as violent wind storm hits village
  • 242 out of 438 pass board tests for chemical engineers
  • Reckless driver endangered lives of Aquino, entourage–report
  • 5 OFWs from Negros quarantined for MERS-CoV tests
  • Release of village chief’s truck caught carrying illegal logs slammed
  • Sports

  • Jackson finds second wind to push Meralco past Rain or Shine
  • NLEX fights off Derulo Accelero to remain unbeaten
  • Mayweather diehard Bieber eats pride, poses with Pacquiao for photo op
  • Power Pinays rip Singapore to enter quarters in Asian volley tilt
  • PBA D-League: Waves edge skidding Superchargers
  • Lifestyle

  • Miss America: Don’t suspend teen over prom invite
  • Transitions and resurrection in the performing arts
  • ‘Archaeology tour’ of Cebu’s heritage of faith
  • Historic Fort Bonifacio tunnel converted into a septic tank
  • ‘Imports’ from London, and play of the year
  • Entertainment

  • Arrest warrants out vs. Deniece Cornejo, Cedric Lee, et al over serious illegal detention
  • Lindsay Lohan says she had a miscarriage
  • Discovery network cancels Everest jump
  • ‘Captain America’ stays strong atop US box office
  • Easter musings
  • Business

  • Oil prices to go up on supply concerns, optimism on US rebound
  • Century Pacific Food sets IPO price at P13.75 per share
  • Oil prices down in quiet Asian trade
  • Asian shares mixed in holiday-thinned trade
  • BDO seen keen on bidding for Cocobank
  • Technology

  • PH has slowest internet in Southeast Asia
  • Nintendo’s trailblazing Game Boy marks 25th anniversary
  • Nasa’s moon-orbiting robot crashes down
  • Netizens pay respects to Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Nokia recalls 30,000 chargers for Lumia 2520 tablet
  • Opinion

  • Gigi’s home
  • Palace stonewalls on MRT inquiry
  • Couple of things too
  • There is plenty of water behind Wawa Dam
  • Triduum thoughts of a young boy
  • Global Nation

  • QC woman who flew in from Middle East tests negative for MERS-CoV
  • DFA, DOH urge OFWs not to panic over MERS-Cov
  • Balikatan could spoil peace talks, says militant group
  • DFA officers hold workshop on aiding human traffic victims
  • Canada in communication with PH on toxic wastes
  • Marketplace