Talk ’N Text rallies to defeat Ginebra

A+
A
A-

Billy Mamaril vs Larry Fonacier, Ali Peek, aaron Aban and Jimmy Alapag PBA IMAGE/Nuki Sabio

MANILA, Philippines—Jayson Castro scored 24 points as Talk ‘N Text came back to beat Barangay Ginebra San Miguel, 87-80, Sunday night in the 38th PBA Philippine Cup at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.

Castro unleashed 14 points in the second half as the Tropang Texters, the number one team heading into the playoffs, erased a 17-point deficit.

“There’s no such thing as a non-bearing game. We wanted to win. My players just hung in there and we got some stops down the stretch, said TNT head coach Norman Black, whose team plays eighth seed Air21 in a best-of-three quarterfinals series.

The Kings, who clashes with Rain or Shine in the quarters—which starts on Wednesday—blew a 58-41 lead it built in the third period.

Ali Peek also had a great game with 16 points, 18 rebounds and three blocks.

Kelly Williams added 13 points and 11 rebounds while Larry Fonacier chipped in 11, including a big three that made it 86-79, with 2:06 left.

“The win was more about pride more than anything else and the fact that we may see them down the road,” added Black.

Click here for the Tweets from the reporter

Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of INQUIRER.net. We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.

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

editors' picks

advertisement
advertisement