Tropang Texters repeat over Alaska
Mall of Asia Arena
3:00 p.m.- Rain or Shine vs. GlobalPort
5:15 p.m.- Barangay Ginebra vs. San Mig
SIMILAR to their first encounter, the defending champions Talk ‘N Text Tropang Texters and the Alaska Aces figured in another hotly contested battle and the former came up on top anew, scoring a 121-117 overtime win at the resumption of the 39th PBA Philippine Cup yesterday at the Mall of Asia Arena.
Duplicating their 114-111 overtime win over the same Alaska squad last Nov. 28, the Tropang Texters bounced back from a sorry 91-105 loss to the undermanned Petron Blaze Boosters and tied the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters at the third spot with their seventh win in 10 games.
Talk ‘N Text had six players in double figures with Kelly Williams tallying his highest output in the conference with 18 points.
Going down the drain was the 30-point career-high production of Sonny Thoss as Alaska still failed to win back-to-back games this conference with their seventh loss in 11 outings.
TALK ‘N TEXT (121)– Williams 18, Reyes 17, De Ocampo 16, Castro 16, Fonacier 14, Anthony 13, Seigle 9, Carey 8, Alapag 5, Reyes J. 3, Baclao 2.
ALASKA (117)– Thoss 30, Jazul 18, Espinas 18, Baguio 17, Casio 11, Abueva 9, Ramos 7, Eximiniano 3, Dela Cruz, Eman 2./EDITORIAL ASSISTANT CALVIN D. CORDOVA
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