January 13, Friday
Talk N Text vs Petron
Game # 5
of Best-of-Seven Semifinal Series
[Petron leads the series 3-1]
- The Decisive Final Minute -
Jimmy Alapag scores a big three from the left corner.
For the Draw or Win - Arwind Santos [#29]
attempts from 4 o'clock. Shot falls short.
Danny Idelfonso actually grabs the ball after it grazes the front of the rim.
He puts it down [one bounce] but Texter Jayson Castro [#17] alertly taps it. Larry Fonacier takes control and quicly dribbles it away from the paint
[below] as time expires.
Talk N Text escapes with a 2-point win [just like the Powerade Tigers before them, who beat the Rain or Shine Elasto painters by two, 110-108]. The Texters live to fight another day.
Talk N text - 93 Petron - 91
[The series is now 3-2, with Petron still ahead]
Some action pics here from the first three quarters :
Ya hav ta make Castro and Company bleed for their points - maybe in that way you can lower TnT's point production and/or field goal shooting percentage.
There's Texter Ranidel De Ocampo [#33] to deal with ,
[who's been doing great guns for Chot lately] - -
[photo above and below]
Ali Peek [#34] - -
[2 b updated with at least 7 more JPEGs] soon]
Jared Dillinger [down on the floor] - -
Larry Fonacier [dribbling the ball] - -
and of course Alapag - Jimmy, that is.
Castro delivers 22 points, de Ocampo -15, Peek -11, Dillinger -10, Fonacier -10, - a good 67 of the Texters' game total of 93. Petron outrebounds TnT by 15
[49-34] but the Texters' field goal and free throw shooting percentages better the Blaze' figures. Chot Reyes' charges converted 25 charities to Agustin's boys' 12 converted free throws. Noteworthy is stat that Tnt is awarded 37 free throws while Petron is given only 20.