PBA 2018:

Talk 'N Text cuffs NorthPort, 104-102

September 30, 2018 – Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City

by Rock Punzalan

PBA News 2018: Talk ‘N Text KaTropa cuffed the win-less NorthPort Batang Pier, 104-102, in the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup this Sunday at the Araneta Coliseum. Leading the TNT charge were Terrence Romeo who scored 25 points and 8 dimes, and import Marcus Blakely who added 23 markers and 11 caroms.

Notes:

NorthPort was on its’ way to a sure victory after leading by as much as 23 points (63-37) in the 2nd quarter, and by 18 (95-77) in the fourth. Batang Pier failed to contain the TNT uprising in the 4th who rode a 19-1 unanswered blast, to tie the game 96-all.

Troy Rosario, Jericho Cruz, and RR Pogoy all contributed 12, 11 and 10 points each respectively for the KaTropa.

➤ TNT is missing the services of Jayson Castro due to injury.

Rashad Woods paced the losing NorthPort with 19 and 00 caroms, while Stanley Pringle, Mo Tautuaa and Jonathan Grey all chipped-in 18 points each respectively.

Talk ‘N Text is now 4-4 in the Governors’ Cup, while NorthPort is languishing at the bottom of the standings with a regrettable 0-6 slate.

Game Scores:
Quarters: 21-32, 43-64, 71-87, 104-102.

Talk 'n text: 104

Romeo 25, Blakely 23, Rosario 12, Cruz 11, Pogoy 10, Trollano 7, Garcia 6, Reyes 5, Williams 3, Carey 2.

northport: 102

Woods 19, Pringle 18, Grey 18, Tautuaa 18, Anthony 15, Javelona 9, Taha 4, Guinto 1, Fortuna 0, Elorde 0, Espinas 0, Arana 0.

Posted on October 1, 2018 - Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City

Written by Rock Punzalan for Philippine Basketball News Team

PBA News:

GlobalPort grounds Rain or Shine to rubber match

July 10, 2018 – Araneta Coliseum

PBA News 2018: GlobalPort Batang Pier shocked Rain or Shine Elasto Painters, 114-113, and force a winner-takes-all in their best-of-three series in 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Quarterfinals this Tuesday at the Araneta Coliseum. Import Malcolm White paved the way for Batang Pier with his 28 points and 16 rebounds, while Jonathan Grey dropped the clutch three in the dying seconds of the game to finish with 22 points.

Notes:

GlobalPort and Rain or Shine are now tied 1-1 in their best-of-three quarterfinals showdown.
White was saddled with foul troubles and sat the game with 1:57 remaining in the 3rd before returning in the last 6:12 of the 4th quarter.
➤ The Painters led by as much 16 points in the 3rd canto but failed to sustain their charge and eventually lost steam in the final minutes of the game.

Stanley Pringle also contributed 21 markers, 9 caroms and 9 assists.

Reggie Johnson stood out for the Painters with his 24 buckets, 15 boards, and 7 dishes, while beanpole Raymund Almazan shared 17 points and 11 rebounds.

Game Scores:
Quarters: 24-26, 52-60, 83-91, 114-113.

globalport: 114

White 28, Grey 22, Pringle 21, Anthony 11, Elorde 7, Taha 6, Tautuaa 6, Javelona 4, Teng 3, Espinas 3, Guinto 3, Arana 0.

rain or shine: 113

Johnson 24, Almazan 17, Ahanmisi 15, Daquioag 14, Tiu 10, Norwood 9, Belga 8.

July 10, 2018 - Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City

Written by Rock Punzalan for Philippine Basketball News Team

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