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PBA Commissioner’s Cup: TNT eliminates RoS in Lapu-Lapu City

24 Mar
Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters logo

Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Hoops Dome, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu- Defending Champions Talk N’ Text Tropang Texters hit two birds in one stone as they clinched an outright semifinal berth and eliminated the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters in the 2012 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.  The Tropang Texters relied on its long range bombers to carve a 102-90 out of town win over the Elasto Painters.

The game was tied at 24 after the first 12 minutes of play. The Texters pulled away in the middle of the second quarter behind the 3-point shooting of Jimmy Alapag and Larry Fonacier. The half-time score was 52-42. TNT extended its lead to 18 going to the final quarter. They doused several attempted rallies by the Painters and cruised to a double digit win.

Import Donnell Harvey dominated the shaded lane for the Texters who missed the services of burly Center Ali Peek and head coach Chot Reyes. He finished with 32 points and 16 caroms. Coach Nash Racela was the acting head coach for Texters in the match.

With the win, Talk ‘N Text is now 6-2 and is assured with a top 2 ranking going to the playoffs. They will complete their elimination round schedule on Wednesday against rivals Petron Blaze Boosters (3-5). Rain or Shine exits the Commissioner’s Cup with a 3-6 record. It is a disappointing tournament for the Yeng Guiao-mentored Philippine Cup semifinalist.

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