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2014-2015 Philippine Cup

Team Leaders

PPG: J. Castro (14.93)
RPG: H. Carey (7.57)
APG: J. Castro (4.29)
SPG: R. Reyes (1.79)
BPG: M. Ganuelas-Rosser (1.57)

December 21, 2014 5:00PM
Mall of Asia Arena
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San Miguel suffocates Talk 'N Text, takes Game One of semis series

December 20, 2014

 Ranidel De Ocampo didn't have as much help as Arwind Santos as the San Miguel Beermen outclassed the Talk n' Text Texters in Game 1 of their semifinals series Photo by KC CruzThe San Miguel Beermen shut down the Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters to take Game One of their best-of-seven semifinals series, 109-86, on Friday at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

June Mar Fajardo led San Miguel with 23 points and 10 rebounds. Arwind Santos had 21 points and eight boards. The two combined for a 15 of 24 shooting clip. Alex Cabagnot had an all-around game off the bench wth 13 markers, six boards and six assists. Marcio Lassiter had 10 points and eight rebounds.

"Before the game, I was really nervous. Mixed emotions [because] it's my first game in the semis," said San Miguel head coach Leo Austria. "I was surprised coz they had a good start. This is just one game. I'm sure that they will bounce back."

After going down in the first, 27-20, the Beermen suffocated TNT on the defensive end in the second quarter, allowing just nine points while scoring 33 to build a 53-36 lead at the half. The Texters mainly lived on freethrows, struggling for just one basket - a Jay Washington make- on 15 attempts....

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San Miguel Beer, Talk ‘N Text start heated semifinals battle

December 19, 2014

Kevin Alas of Talk 'N Text scores after beating the defense of San Miguel Beer's Jeric Fortuna. Sports5/Paul yan TanThe San Miguel Beermen and the Talk ‘N Text Tropang Texters renew their budding rivalry as they tip off their PBA Philippine Cup best-of-seven semifinals series Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.

San Miguel Beer and Talk ‘N Text collide at 7 p.m. live on TV5.

The Beermen and the Tropang Texters, the marquee teams of corporate rivals San Miguel Corp. and MVP Group of Companies, are facing off once again in a matchup full of history and bad blood between the two....

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Cabagnot makes San Miguel more dangerous, says Talk 'N Text's Castro

December 19, 2014

Alex Cabagnot. Sports5/Paul Ryan TanAfter slaying Barangay Ginebra on Tuesday, Talk 'N Text is once again facing a tough challenge in the best-of-seven semifinals series against top seed San Miguel Beer.

But while the Texters stopped the Beermen in their elimination round skirmish, San Miguel might be a different animal this time with the addition of guard Alex Cabagnot. The shooter was reunited with his Petron Blaze teammates after San Miguel acquired him in a deadline trade with GlobalPort in exchange for Sol Mercado.

"Before 'di ba 'yung guard nila medyo wala namang outside shot," said Talk 'N Text guard Jayson Castro of the Beermen. "'Yung man ni Sol 'yung laging helper namin [sa defense]. This time 'di kami puwedeng humelp masyado."...

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Talk ‘N Text captain Jimmy Alapag ready to contribute in new role despite shorter minutes

December 17, 2014

Jimmy Alapag of Talk 'N Text. Sports5/Paul Ryan TanTalk ‘N Text team captain Jimmy Alapag wasn’t able to play a lot of minutes in the Tropang Texters’ quarterfinal victory over Barangay Ginebra on Tuesday but he doesn’t mind taking a backseat for some of his young and talented backcourt mates.

The veteran player said that he isn’t second-guessing Talk ‘N Text coach Jong Uichico’s decision to reduce his role, especially with the team rolling the way it has in the past few games.

“I don’t think anything for me ever changes. I can never not be ready. So when Coach told me I might play 10 minutes, I might 20-25. I think I’ve been playing long enough to know that when I’m in there, I’ve got a job to do,” Alapag told a small group of sportswriters....

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Talk ‘N Text dumps Ginebra, seals semis date with San Miguel Beer

December 17, 2014

LA Tenorio of Ginebra (light) vs Matt GAnuelas-Rosser of Talk N Text (dark). NUKI SABIO/PBAMANILA, Philippines — Talk ‘N Text shut down Barangay Ginebra San Miguel in the fourth quarter to win their knockout duel, 83-67, and book the last semifinals ticket in the 2015 PBA Philippine Cup Tuesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

The Tropang Texters tightened their defensive screws late to hold the Kings to just nine points in the final quarter.

“It’s really tough to play Ginebra. We took some gambles and I thought we defended well,” said TNT head coach Jong Uichico, who also said giving some of his players longer minutes was a risk he had to take....

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Team History (Last 10 Conferences)
Conference Win Loss PCT Placing
2014-2015 Philippine Cup 10 4 0.714
2013-2014 Governors' Cup 10 5 0.667 3rd
2013-2014 Commissioners' Cup 14 3 0.824 Runner-up
2013-2014 Philippine Cup 9 8 0.529 5th
2012-2013 Governors' Cup 3 7 0.300 9th
2012-2013 Commissioners' Cup 11 10 0.524 4th
2012-2013 Philippine Cup 21 4 0.840 Champions
2011-2012 Governors' Cup 8 6 0.571 4th
2011-2012 Commissioners' Cup 13 8 0.619 Runner-up
2011-2012 Philippine Cup 19 8 0.704 Champions