Talk ‘N Text straight up put Barako Bull on the list of extinct animals after a 127-97 destruction in their lone quarterfinal game on Saturday afternoon at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.
From the opening tip to the final buzzer, the Texters were as hot as the sun and rained a merciless assault on the hapless Energy going 45-23 at the end of the first.
Leading Talk ‘N Text was their fired up import Ivan Johnson who made basketball easy, scoring 30 points just in the first half....
The No.2 Tropang Texters edged the No.7 Barako Bull, 101-96, in their last head-to-head on March 16.
Behind the monster performance of Ivan Johnson, the Tropang Texters seek to make the most of their one-game edge and get to the semifinals of the 2015 PBA Commissioner’s Cup with a win over the Energy....
MANILA, Philippines—Dominating despite his team’s poor performance, June Mar Fajardo still put up MVP numbers as he ended the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the helm for the Best Player of the Conference Race.
The reigning PBA MVP led the locals with 33.9 statistical points after he averaged 16.5 points, 12.6 rebounds and 1.9 blocks across 11 games to go along with his 1.4 assists and. 0.4 steals averages for the 4-7 Beermen in the elimination round.
Guards Jayson Castro of Talk N’ Text and Paul Lee of Rain or Shine are at a tight race for second....
MANILA, Philippines – Through the elims, Junemar Fajardo of San Miguel, Talk n Text’s Jayson Castro, Paul Lee of Rain or Shine, Ginebra’s Greg Slaughter and Terrence Romeo of Globalport were among the leading contenders for the Best Player of the Conference award for the PBA Commissioner’s, stats-wise.
However, Fajardo and Romeo may have kissed their hopes goodbye with their teams failing to make the playoffs.
Looking for a second straight BPC plum, Fajardo averaged 16.45 points and 12.64 rebounds in the elims. Castro normed 17.09 points, 4.6 rebounds and 4.8 assists, Lee 16.6 points, 6.7 rebounds and 3.0 assists, Slaughter 16.18 points and 9.6 rebounds, and Romeo 20.8 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists....
The 2015 PBA Commissioner’s Cup playoff matchups are now all set, with top two teams Rain or Shine and Talk ‘N Text enjoying twice-to-beat advantage over their respective foes No.8 Barangay Ginebra San Miguel and No.7 Barako Bull in the quarterfinals.
No.3 Purefoods and No.6 Alaska will be tangling in a best-of-three affair as well as sister teams No.4 NLEX and No.5 Meralco.
The PBA Commissioner’s Cup playoffs will begin on Friday....
|Team History (Last 10 Conferences)|
|2014-2015 Commissioners' Cup||9||3||0.750|
|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|