Jayson Castro was named Player of the Game with 22 points, five rebounds and three assists.
The win gave TNT solo first place, early in the conference standings. Both squads had entered the contest having won their initial outings.
The Texters involved Richard Howell in the offense early on for a 20-11 lead with three minutes and change left. The Express countered as a Mac Cardona and-one and a Jonas Villanueva triple helped trim the lead to four, but Jayson Castro hit from the arc with a second left to protect a 29-20 Talk ’N Text lead after the first quarter....
Denied of a record fourth straight Philippine Cup title after losing to eventual champion San Mig Super Coffee in the quarters, the Texters are hoping to make another run in their bid to return to the top.
Though the Texters have a plethora of stars, focus will be on veteran forward Rommel “KG” Cañaleta as he goes up against his former team....
Columbian Autocar Corporation, Ever Bilena Cosmetics, Inc. and Metro Pacific, three companies who have expressed intention of joining the PBA, will have to wait until April to know whether or not they will be accepted as new members in Asia’s pioneering professional league.
PBA commissioner Chito Salud said in an informal press conference on Thursday that the three companies, whose teams are applying to become expansion ball clubs in the league, have already submitted their letter of intent to join.
“The PBA Office, as of yesterday (Wednesday), has received three formal letters of intent to join the PBA next season as expansion teams, meaning new franchises, namely in order of their submission, first, Columbian Autocar Corporation, which is Kia Team, number two is the Ever Bilena Cosmetics, Inc., which is known as Blackwater Sports and number three, just yesterday, the Metro Pacific Investments Corporation, which will be using NLEX Road Warriors as its team name,” said Salud....
MANILA, Philippines – Talk 'N Text coach Norman Black is seeing good things from import Richard Howell.
Howell's dominating presence inside the paint enabled the Tropang Texters to manhandle the Alaska Aces, 85-72, last Wednesday.
The 6'8" bruiser hauled down 33 rebounds despite managing just 15 points against the Aces....
“I’m happy and proud of them,” Fernandez told InterAksyon.com. “Siguro it’s about time na rin to move up to the PBA.”
Fernandez led the squad to five championships in six conferences as the Road Warriors established a dynasty in the D-League....
|Team History (Last 10 Conferences)|
|2013-2014 Commissioners' Cup||2||0||1.000|
|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|
|2010-2011 Governors' Cup||12||8||0.600||Runner-up|
|2010-2011 Commissioners' Cup||15||3||0.833||Champions|