Tuesday, March 27, 2012

TALK N TEXT GUNS FOR NO. 1 SPOT VS ARCHRIVAL PETRON BLAZE


source: pba.ph

Depending on the result of the day’s earlier match, Talk n Text plays a huge game or a non-bearing contest with Petron Blaze at the close of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup elimination round Wednesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

During practice Tuesday, the Tropang Texters, however, braced themselves up for war.

“It’s a huge game as we’re attempting to grab the No. 1 seat. I’m sure the SMC group is
hell-bent on denying us. Petron will surely go all out to help their sister teams and rightly so. We must play our best to have a chance,” said Talk n Text coach Chot Reyes.

The Tropang Texters and the Boosters clash in the 7:30 p.m. main game which becomes non-bearing
should the Air21 Express beat the Barangay Ginebra Kings in the 5:15 p.m. curtainraiser.

A loss by Ginebra automatically makes Talk n Text and B-Meg first and second in the elims or the two teams gaining outright entry into the semis.

The Kings, however, will surely go all out to beat the Express for a playoff crack at the second
semis berth either against the Texters or the Llamados.


The Texters avoid a complication of any tie with a win over the Boosters.

Though out of it all at 3-5, the Boosters, meanwhile, want to end their conference on a winning
note.

Petron import Will McDonald hopes to show his true worth after a mere 19-minute action in his PBA debut, ejected after slamming the ball on Mick Pennisi’s head.

McDonald was spared of suspension but drew a fine of P20,000 for his misconduct.

“After a careful review of the circumstances leading to the foul, and hearing McDonald’s
explanation, this office finds that the act committed does not merit suspension. The monetary
penalty should suffice at this time,” said PBA commissioner Chito Salud.

Talk n Text and Petron renew their rivalry, meeting for the first time after the Tropang Texters
overcame a 1-4 deficit in their best-of-seven semifinal showdown in the recent Philippine Cup.

The Texters made the improbable versus the Boosters then rolled past the Powerade Tigers in the
finale. (SB)