Thursday, November 10, 2011
PBA Wednesday results
TALK AND TEXT GAINS SHARE OF LEAD WITH WIN OVER POWERADE
Source : PBA Official Website
Severely crippled, Talk n Text needed a strong finishing kick to overcome Powerade, 95-86, and
regain a piece of the lead in the PBA Philippine Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Wednesday night.
Jarred Dillinger fired three triples to highlight Talk n Text’s decisive 13-2 closing romp that
gave them the win and a share of the lead with Rain or Shine at 6-1.
A huge downside for the Texters was Ryan Reyes suffering a suspected ACL tear early in the fourth
The hardnosed Fil-Am two-guard was rushed to the hospital in an ambulance right after the game.
“We won this game but we lost another guy. We weren’t in condition to play this game after
Monday’s night event,” said Talk n Text coach Chot Reyes.
“The guys stayed in the hospital with Ali (Peek) up to one o’clock. That affected our practice.
We just went through the motion, and it showed in the game. Di ko naman makuhang magalit. I felt it
so unfair to push them in the condition we’re in,” Reyes also said.
The Texters, however, we’re able to make the needed push at the finish, enabling them to sustain
their winning romp and hand the Tigers their fifth loss against three wins.
“When we called the timeout in the middle of the third and we’re down by 12, I just told the
players how are you going to visit Ali if we lose this game this way. Luckily, they responded,”
“Jarred wound up strong, Jayson Castro became the Jayson Castro in the fourth quarter and Japeth
Aguilar gave us a big lift,” Reyes added.
Nonetheless, Reyes expressed much concern how they wound contend with a lineup struck badly by
“We don’t even have enough men now for practice. It’s time for guys like Pamboy Raymundo,
Gilbert Lao and Emmerson Oreta to show up,” Reyes added.
Reyes has just joined in the sideline Jimmy Alapag, Rich Alvarez and Aaron Aban. Ali Peek, shot by
an unidentified assailant in Mandaluyong Monday night, still has to decide on whether to undergo a
procedure to remove the bullet lodged in his neck.
Aguilar and Kelly Williams churned out double-double numbers, combining for 33 points and 23
rebounds as the Texters survived the Tigers.
Dillinger stood out at the finish, hitting three important treys in the last three minutes of the
He wound up with 18 points, three rebounds and the same number of assists.
Reyes had made nine points before suffering the injury a few seconds into the payoff period.
Rookie Marcio Lassiter had a career-best 24 points while Doug Kramer snared a career-high 20
rebounds for the Tigers. (SB)
TALK 'N TEXT 95 - Aguilar 21, Dillinger 18, Castro 12, Williams 12, Carey 10, Reyes 9, Fonacier 9,
De Ocampo 4, Raymundo 0, Oreta 0, Membrere 0, Lao 0.
POWERADE 86 - Lassiter 24, David 21, Kramer 10, Casio 8, Lingganay 7, Antonio 6, Vanlandingham 5,
Anthony 5, Crisano 0.
Quarters: 22-13, 40-43, 71-66, 95-86
PETRON KEEPS SHOPINAS.COM WINLESS
Source : PBA Official Website
Petron Blaze got a huge lift from an unexpected source when the Boosters blew Shopinas.com away with
Rob Reyes, a 6-foot-6 back-up center who rarely makes an impact in a game, was in his best element
in the third quarter Wednesday night, helping the Boosters dispatch the Clickers, 102-77, for their
second straight win in the PBA Philippine Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Reyes, who averaged just 1.8 points in the conference, finished the game with seven points and had a
career-high four blocks he all collected in the telling quarter.
“We did a good job, particularly on defense in the third quarter,” offered Petro Blaze coach Ato
Agustin, who took notice of Reyes’ effort.
After enduring repeated rallies by the Clickers in the first half, the Boosters ripped the game
apart in the third by opening the period with 21 straight points.
It was a 23-0 run including the last basket of the second quarter. The streak went down as the third
longest unanswered run in the history of the league.
The longest run of 32 straight points is held by Barangay Ginebra, which set the feat in Game 5 of
the 1991 First Conference Finals against Shell.
Overall, Petron improved to 5-3 (win-loss) record to tie idle Meralco at fourth and fifth spots.
Arwind Santos collected 18 points and had 11 rebounds for his sixth double-double effort. Joseph Yeo
and Alex Cabagnot each had 16 points and combined for 11 assists for the Boosters, who netted 35
points on 22 Shopinas.com turnovers.
Petron Blaze threatened to separate from their rivals early when it built several double-digit leads
in the first half.
“When we built a 13-point lead in the first quarter the guys started to relax and that allowed
Shopinas to come back,” Agustin explained.
“We can’t do that to a hardworking team like Shopinas. I’m pleased the guys got their focus
back in the second half.”
The Clickers, who stumbled to their eight consecutive defeat, had their last stand late in the
second quarter when RJ Jazul knocked in successive 3-pointers that led to a 12-0 run that pulled
them within 43-46 at halftime.
Renren Ritual showed the way for the Clickers, scoring 11 of his team-high 17 points in the fourth
Jazul scored 16 points and James Sena added 13 for the Clickers, who managed just nine points on 4
of 20 shooting in the third period.
During that fateful third, the Clickers missed the first 11 shots and turned the ball over seven
PETRON 102 - Santos 18, Yeo 16, Cabagnot 16, Guevarra 12, Miranda 12, Reyes 7, Sharma 6, Doruelo 5,
Agustin 4, Baclao 4, Ildefonso 2.
SHOPINAS.COM 77 - Ritualo 17, Jazul 16, Sena 13, Mirza 7, Se 6, Menor 5, Aquino 5, Sison 4, Espiritu
4, Hermida 0, Duncil 0, Daa 0, Hubalde 0.
Quarterscores: 30-18, 46-43, 76-52, 102-77
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