MANILA, Philippines – Returning Talk 'N Text import Richard Howell wants another crack at the PBA Commissioner's Cup title when the mid-season tournament begins next week.
Howell said he found himself hurting after the Texters lost the 2014 Commissioner’s Cup title series to San Mig Coffee (now Purefoods) following Talk ‘N Text’s 13-game win streak.
“That hit me hard,” he said in the PBA website. “Me and [San Mig Coffee import] James Mays live in the same city so I have to hear it all week.”
This time, he wants to set it straight for the Texters. Although he’ll be joining a relatively different Talk ‘N Text squad that includes new coach Jong Uichico, he feels the team can make its way back to the finals....
In a gesture of thanks to the thousands of fans who attended the championship game of the Philippine Cup, the PBA will give out free general admission tickets on opening day of the Commissioner's Cup on Tuesday, January 27.
A total of 22,511 fans watched Game Seven between the San Miguel Beer and Alaska on Wednesday, the largest crowd since the season opener in the Philippine Arena.
The Beermen prevailed in the thrilling battle that saw the Aces climb back from a 23-point hole in the first half, before finals Most Valuable Player Arwind Santos quelled the fierce Alaska rally with a dagger three-pointer late in the game....
The five-game-a-week PBA Commissioner’s Cup gets going Tuesday as expansion squad Kia Sorento meets Globalport in the opener and Ginebra faces Meralco in the nightcap at the Mall of Asia Arena.
Games will be played Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays as the league hopes to wrap up the conference early to allow an early finish so the Philippine team can get ready for the FIBA-Asia championships that will be held in China.
The China event will be a qualifier for the 2016 Rio Olympics....
Sotto is married to Purefoods Star power forward Marc Pingris, while Moreno is the wife of the recently retired Tal ‘N Text star Jimmy Alapag.
“Yung schedule, kailangan maka-adjust dun. But other than that, I mean, it’s just like any typical marriage," said Moreno in an interview with emtertainment site PEP.ph....
Talk ‘N Text team manager Jimmy Alapag confirmed to PBA.ph the return of Howell, saying the import will be flying in this weekend.
Howell averaged 19.5 points, 18.6 rebounds to go with his 1.7 assists per game to lead the Texters to 13 straight wins in the 2014 Commissioner’s Cup....
|Team History (Last 10 Conferences)|
|2014-2015 Philippine Cup||10||7||0.588||4th|
|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|