Paul Harris and the Talk 'n Text Tropang Texters washed out the Air 21 Express as they win the semifinals series and enter the finals of the 2011 PBA Commissioner Cup 2011. They won with the score of 118-104. Paul Harris had 28 big points. They have completed a 3 game sweep.
Jimmy Alapag had 27 points as he dominated Josh Urbiztondo in the point guard spot. The defense of the Texters was the key in this win. They defended very well. Aaron Aban guarded Vangura very well. They are now in the Finals and they will wait who between Smart Gilas and Ginebra will be their opponent.
Coach Chot Reyes said:
“We have an expression in this team, which is "Don’t exhale", admittedly borrowing the quote from Miami Heat coach Eric Spoelstra. “That’s exactly what we did in playing a team like Air21, We took a big deep breath, and we kept on pushing and pushing until the final buzzer. “You can’t let our guard down against a team like this.”
Air 21's fierce point guard, Winnie Arboleda was out run by Alapag in several occasions because he was heavier than the Mighty Mouse but in game 3 he showed that he can still score despite his weight. He had 28 points for the Express.
Alpha Bangura struggled in this game. He only had 8 points.