Thursday, November 10, 2011

PBA Wedenesday

November 9,  Wednesday
Araneta Coliseium
Shopinas Still Can't Buy a Win
                                       Petron - 102                Shopinas - 77 

Arwind Santos top scored for Petron again [18 pts.].
The other Blaze players who put in double figures were Joseph Yeo [16 pts.], Alex Cabagnot [16 pts.], Rey Guevarra [12 pts.], and Dennis Miranda [12 pts.] 

Santos, along with Baclao both grabbed over 10 boards each 
[Arwind got 11 while Nonoy got 12].

For Shopinas, It was Ren Ren Ritualo [17 pts.], RJ Azul [16 pts.] and
James Sena who scored over 10 points each.

Talk n Text Turns Back Powerade
                                      Talk n Text - 95        Powerade - 86

Marcio Lassiter's 15  2nd Qtr points gave a big boost to Powerade.  Entering the 3rd Qtr with 43-40 lead over the Texters it seemed that they [Powerade] were well on their way to erasing the ghosts of last Sunday's humiliating loss to Rain or Shine. But Talk n Text's 55-point 2nd half changed all that.  Even with Jimmy Alapag in civies, Ali Peek on a hospital bed, and Ryan Reyes having to be carried out [after a bad fall in the last few minutes of the 3rd] Chot Reyes' charges managed to come out with key defensive plays to stymie Powerade's 4th Qtr surge.    

Gary David and Marcio Lassiter tried to lead their team, entering the last quarter, but the Texters' all-out hustle, defense, and great clutch shooting all but neutralized their efforts. 

Lassiter, who had already accumulated 22 points in the first three quarters managed a measly 2 points in the fourth. [Nevertheless, his 24-pt. game was his career high so far] [His powerade team mate, Doug Kramer, also had a  career high - 20 rebounds]

Japeth Aguilar put in 7 big points in the fourth [he also had a total of 4 blocks;  Jayson Castro had 2 blocks].  One of Castro's blocks was on a 3-pt. attempt by Gary David, in the 4th Qtr.  Tropang Texter Jared Dililnger's three consecutive rainbow attempts in the end game [which all went in and accounted for 9 of his game total 18-pts.]  high lighted TnT's 24-point 4th Qtr [Powerade scored 20 in the 4th Qtr].

When that Third Dillinger-Dagger-Three hit the bottom of the net - Everyone knew it was game over for Powerade.

In the 1st Half, Lassiter time and again drilled it from 3-point territory.
During the 2nd Half, he went more for the high percentage shots in the paint.

 - Marcio with a floater -

Aguilar fouls Lassiter in this bit of 2nd half action.

A daring undergoal move

 by Gary David

 in the 4th Qtr vs Japeth Aguilar.
Unfortunately, Gary missed this one.

David missed this one too, but he earned two
free throws from the Castro foul.

In this sequence, David's quickness proves too much for 
Japeth Aguilar - David scored on this one.

This defensive gem by Jayson Castro on a Gary David trey
proved to be the most crucial block of the game.
It came during the last five minutes of the game,
when the outcome was still undecided.

Try as he might during the crucial 4th Qtr, 
Marcio Lassiter netted only 2 points.
This failed attempt was followed by a frustration foul on Jared Dillinger.

Both teams had 54 rebounds each. The Texters fared better from the field, registering 44% [37-84] while Powerade registered 37.6% [32-85].  The Tropang Texters had 6 blocks while Powerade had no blocks whatsoever.

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