PBA 2018:

TNT arrests skid, socks Columbian, 118-114

September 2, 2018 – Araneta Coliseum

By Rock Punzalan

PBA 2018: Talk ‘N Text KaTropa arrested a three game losing skid, and socked Columbian Dyip, 118-114 in the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup this Sunday evening at the Araneta Coliseum. “The Blur” Jayson Castro starred for the resurgent Talk ‘N Text with his 25 points and 7 assists, while “The Bro” Terrence Romeo contributed 22 buckets and 6 dishes.

Notes:

TNT played minus coach Nash Racela who was replaced by Eric Gonzales as he was on leave.

➤ Romeo could have won the game in the waning seconds of the fourth, but missed the clutch lay-up against the defense of Akeem Wright. Regulation ended at 107 all.

➤ Terrence and Dyip guard Rashawn McCarthy almost figured into a feisty fight in the overtime period. McCarthy confronted Romeo who retaliated with a headbutt. Romeo was called for a technical foul and later engaged in a shouting exchange with McCarthy. Cooler heads eventually prevailed as both later shook hands.

➤ KaTropa is now at 2-4 slate registering only its second win after losing the last three with import Stacy Davis. TNT is now on the hunt for a new import as Davis proved slow to adapting to TNT’s system.

➤ Meanwhile, Jerramy King backstopped the losing Dyip with his 26 markers and 9 caroms, while import Wright made 24 buckets, 9 rebounds and 9 dimes.

➤ Dyip is still winless in the Governors’ Cup and is sporting a regrettable 20 PBA game losing streak.

Game Scores:
Quarters: 40-26, 61-48, 84-77, 107-107, 118-114 OT.

Talk 'n text: 118

Castro 25, Romeo 22, Pogoy 16, Semerad 15, Davis 11, Garcia 9, Rosario 7, Williams 4, Trollano 3, Carey 2, Cruz 2, Paredes 2, Reyes 0, Golla 0.

columbian: 114

King 26, Wright 24, McCarthy 18, Escoto 15, Lastimosa 6, Camson 6, Ababou 5, Gabriel 4, Khobuntin 4, Cabrera 3, Reyes 2, Sara 1, Cahilig 0.

Posted on September 3, 2018 - Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City

Written by Rock Punzalan for Philippine Basketball News Team

PBA 2018:

Maliksi powers Blackwater over Talk 'N Text, 104-98

August 24, 2018 – MOA Arena Pasay

By Rock Punzalan

PBA News 2018: Allein Maliksi powered Blackwater Elite over Talk ‘N Text KaTropa, 104-98 in the ongoing 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup at MOA Arena this Friday in Pasay. Maliksi made 28 points and 9 boards, while reinforcement Henry Walker also added 23 buckets, 14 caroms and 3 swats.

Notes:

➤ This is the very first time that Blackwater beat the TNT KaTropa in PBA history.

Terrence Romeo paced the defeated Talk ‘N Text with 24 markers, while Stacy Davis made 23 goals and 16 boards.

➤ The Elite, who didn’t have Poy Erram due to the Asian Games, will next face San Miguel on Wednesday September 5 at the Araneta Coliseum.

Game Scores:
Quarters: 21-18, 38-38, 62-63, 86-86, 104-98.

blackwater: 104

Maliksi 28, Walker 23, Al-Hussaini 13, Pinto 12, Digregorio 8, Belo 6, Cortez 5, Jose 5, Zamar 2, Javier 2, Banal 0, Sena 0, Palma 0.

talk 'n text: 98

Romeo 24, Davis 23, Castro 20, Pogoy 11, Garcia 5, Semerad 4, Golla 3, Carey 2, Rosario 2, Williams 2, Cruz 2.

Posted on August 25, 2018 - MOA Arena Pasay

Written by Rock Punzalan for Philippine Basketball News Team