Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Texters whitewash Painters to enter finals  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Arab News - 02/05/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Arab News) Unbeaten still talk 'n text on friday night has gotten half of the job done in the pba commissioner's cup.

using the three-point shot as a lethal weapon the tropang texters broke away right from the get-go before fending off the walking wounded rain or shine elasto painters 99-91 for a sweep of their best-of-five series at the araneta coliseum in cubao.

ryan reyes made his first two three-point attempts and the texters hit seven of their first 10 to open up commanding leads right in the first period and use them as buffer in picking up their 13th straight win.

talk 'n text thus advanced to the 15th championship series appearance for the franchise-its first since winning the philippine cup last season when norman black first called the shots coming from a long stint with ateneo in the uaap.

either air21 or san mig coffee will be at the opposite end of the floor when the title series begins next week and both teams incidentally will break a 1-1 tie saturday afternoon when game 3 is played also at the big dome in cubao.

that game is slated at 5 p.m. with the mixers carrying all the momentum they need after an 84-75 triumph on wednesday where they led the express by as large as 20 points.

'our outside shooting has been the biggest factor for us the entire conference not just in this game" black told reporters when reminded of their three-point shooting. 'we rely on our three-point shooting a lot to win games.

'it's not something we planned at the beginning of the year but it is something that we use as a weapon to win games" he said after his texters shot 14-of-28 from beyond the arc for a percentage better than their 21-of-46 clip from two-point area.

reyes went on to hit five ranidel de ocampo jason castro and larry fonacier drained two each-most of them coming during crucial times when the painters tried doggedly hard to erase deficits that ballooned to as big as 17 points.

reyes' last two triples came inside the final five minutes the first giving the texters a 92-83 lead and the last a 97-85 bubble heading into the final 3:04.

rain or shine still had a chance after creeping to within 91-97 going into the final 73 ticks after a wayne chism basket. kelly williams though put the game away by nailing an off-balanced fallaway jumper from the free throw line for 99-91.

chism played with just one good leg coming off the bench after the first five minutes.

he was listed as doubtful after a bad landing in the second quarter of game 2 left his left knee swollen on wednesday.

'it was an extremely hard fought game. i thought both teams played very well" black said. 'i want to give chism a lot of credit. he came out despite a knee injury. he gave them a lift and helped them stay competitive in the game." no team in the 39-year history of the pba has ever won a championship by going undefeated in a conference.

the defunct crispa redmanizers won 19 straight games before tasting their first defeat at the hands of arch-rival toyota interestingly enough in the final game they needed to win to bag the 1980 all-filipino title.

richard howell went on to lead the texters with 26 points and 19 rebounds undoubtedly his best game of the series. four locals finished with at least 10 points to make it a totally balanced scoring effort for talk 'n text.

chism finished with 31 points 14 boards and five assists but with the painters already without three key locals in jervy cruz chris tiu and jr quinahan rain or shine simply didn't have the firepower to pull this one out.

paul lee the former rookie of the year also showed up under the weather and played just six minutes. he was scoreless.


 


Arab News




  MENA News Headlines
 Jan 27 2015 - More Emirati students join Qasr Al Hosn Festival AmbassadorsEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) More than 250 university students from across the Emirate of Abu Dhabi will be selected to act as the Qasr Al Hosn Festival Ambassadors during this year's ...

 Jan 27 2015 - DXB takes over top spot for international passenger trafficEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) Dubai Airports today released its year-end traffic report which confirm that Dubai International Airport, DXB, has secured its position as the number one airport ...

 Jan 27 2015 - New Abra services in Abu DhabiEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) A new water taxi service using a traditional wooden abra has been launched to connect two of Abu Dhabi's prime waterfront tourist destinations. Passengers can ...

 Jan 27 2015 - EGA Golfers to rub shoulders with world's best at omega Dubai Desert Classic Pro-AmEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) A select group of golfing guests of Emirates Global Aluminium, EGA, will enjoy one of the most memorable playing experiences of their lives when they compete in ...

 Jan 27 2015 - OPEC daily basket price for Monday announcedEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) The price of OPEC basket of twelve crudes stood at US $42.90 a barrel on Monday, compared with US $43.69 the previous Friday, according to OPEC Secretariat ...

 Jan 27 2015 - Over one million Umrah performers cross King Abdulaziz International Airport within 45 daysEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) JEDDAH, 27th January, 2015 (WAM) - The number of Umrah performers arriving and departing from King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah since the start of ...

 Jan 27 2015 - UNDP issues new development report spotlighting string of successes in Asia-Pacific regionEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) The United Nations main development programme has spotlighted its string of successes in 36 countries and territories in the Asia and Pacific region in the areas ...

 Jan 27 2015 - ADES 2015 to run from 18th to 21st March at ADNECEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) DOME Exhibitions today announced the third edition of Abu Dhabi Electronics Shopper, ADES 2015, the largest consumer electronics exhibition in Abu Dhabi, will ...

 Jan 27 2015 - GCC Secretary-General meets with UN officialEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani, GCC Secretary-General has met with Ashok Nigam, UN Resident Coordinator and Resident Representative of the United Nations ...

 Jan 27 2015 - Saudi- Dawn of a new era under King SalmanArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) A new era dawned in Saudi Arabia on Monday under the leadership of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman as citizens across the country expressed their confidence in the ...

more...


 






Google

Click to Apply

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help