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Ginebra forges game 5 vs Talk N’ Text in PBA Commissioner’s Cup semis


MANILA, Philippines — Ginebra hung tough down the stretch, forging a winner-take-all match after nipping Talk N’ Text, 104-101, Friday in game four of their taut semifinals series in the 2013 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.

Vernon Macklin notched his career high at the perfect time, finishing with 37 points — including two go-ahead points for 101-99 edge with 54.4 seconds left.

Freethrows from LA Tenorio and Kerby Raymundo within the final 15 seconds, then, quashed any chance of a miracle comeback for Talk N’ Text.

Four other Kings finished in double digits with JayJay Helterband leading the locals with 17 markers and Tenorio with 16.

“This win is for my players. Can’t say enough about them. They didn’t quit,” said head coach Al Francis Chua whose squad bounced back from an embarrassing 80-98 setback in game three.

Tony Mitchell, who has only played two games here, sizzled with 45 big points for the Texters, showcasing his offensive capabilities all game.

But it all went to waste as the young Mitchell misfired on several crucial baskets in the last four minutes — especially in the Texters’ last three possessions.

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Tags: Basketball , GINEBRA , Opinion , PBA , Sports , Talk N Text

  • padrefaura

    kailangan ng game 5. sayang din ng kita dun. #luto

    • http://twitter.com/saoche Yza

      Padre alam ko ulam mo knina…AMPALAYA!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/kurdapyo.ini.1 Kurdapyo Ini

      lagi naman luto pag nananalo Ginebra namin eh, kung hindi luto, tsamba, pinagbigyan ano pa gusto nyo sabihin…? tenang yan oh di na lang manahimik kung talo… tsk tsk tsk kung ampalaya ulam mo brod lagyan mo ng asukal para di masyadong bitter…

  • http://twitter.com/saoche Yza

    Congrats ginebra…galingan nyo sa Sunday….

  • carl john marquez

    nganga ang tntnation now.
    magaling import tnt pero buwaya at sya rin ang dahilan ng pagkatalo nila

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