Talk N Text picked up its first win at the expense of sister team NLEX even as Rain or Shine beat Blackwater despite anemic shooting in the 2014-2015 PBA Philippine Cup.
|Jay Washington (L) and Raymond Almazan (R) came up big for their respective|
teams in last night's PBA action.
Game Capsules (adapted from InterAKTV):
TALK N TEXT TROPANG TEXTERS over NLEX ROAD WARRIORS, 103-81
The retooled Talk ‘N Text Tropang Texters put in a dominating performance in a blowout victory over sister team NLEX its first win. The Texters unloaded 36 points in the third quarter to break the game open and bounce back after losing their opener to Ginebra last weekend. That huge third quarter storm made up for a subpar first half where TNT could only put up 39 markers. Gilas stalwart and offseason acquisition Jay Washington topped the scoring with 19 points while also grabbing 9 rebounds, handing out 2 assists, getting 2 steals, and blocking one shot. This is certainly the J-Wash TNT fans want to see, and here’s to hoping he can consistently put up these numbers. He was backstopped by Kelly Williams, who dropped 18 markers and 5 boards, while Jayson Castro and rookie Matt Rosser tallied 15 and 13 points respectively. On the other end, playmaker Jonas Villanueva led the way with 19 points, 5 rebounds, and 4 assists, while Asi Taulava registered a double-double with a dozen markers and 13 caroms. It was far from the ideal debut that NLEX coach Boyet Fernandez was hoping, especially after he just copped the NCAA Men’s five-peat for the San Beda Red Lions.