The Talk and Text Tropang Texters vanquished the Ginebra Gin Kings, 86-71, in the 2nd game of PBA 37th Season today at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.
Ryan Reyes, the best player of the game with 20 points and 6 assists, made 14 points in the 1st half which resulted from his unstoppable incursions to the basket.
The Tropang Texters were still unsatisfied during the mid 2nd quarter with 31-23 on score board, having an 8-point lead, so Jared Dillinger and Jason Castro fired baskets to increase their lead resulting to a 12-0 run against the Kings. They ended the 1st half with a big 17-point lead, 48-31.
The Kings' "never say die" spirit became eminent during the last 5 mins. of the 3rd quarter as they made a 9-0 run which cut their deficit into 14 points from 23 points and added by back-to-back 3 points from Ronald Tubid and Mike Cortez resulting to a 69-59 score.
But in the last 9:40 in the 4th quarter, the Kings made not-so-good-decisions to foul the Texters because it gave them an opportunity to regain their 20 point lead. Williams assured their victory as he successfully shot his 3 consecutive bonus 2 free throws from the fouls called on the Kings.
Here are the scores from PBA.ph:
TALK N' TEXT 86 - Reyes 20, Williams 19, Dillinger 14, Castro 13, Peek 7, Fonacier 5, Aguilar 3, Raymundo 2, De Ocampo 2, Carey 1, Aban 0.
GINEBRA 71 - Caguioa 14, Cortez 11, Labagala 8, Canaleta 8, Intal 7, Tubid 6, Villanueva 6, W. Wilson 4, Helterbrand 3, Cervantes 2, J. Wilson 2, De Ocampo 0.
Quarterscores: 23-17, 48-31, 69-52, 86-71