FINALS: Powerade Tigers 1 - 3 Talk N Text Tropang Texters
Talk ‘N Text tries to get closer to tournament-leader Rain or Shine for the top spot as it goes up against Barangay Ginebra in the main game of the 2011-12 PBA Philippine Cup Sunday at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum.

Coming off a nine-day break, the Tropang Texters battle the Kings at 6:30 p.m. with Ranidel de Ocampo and Harvey Carey possible playing for the squad of coach Chot Reyes.

“[Their availability] are on a day-to-day basis,” said Reyes of his two big men who have been sidelined by injuries.

Carey encountered problems with his knee while De Ocampo has yet to play in the tournament because of a fractured nose.
Jimmy Alapag, meanwhile, will be out the whole month as his right foot is in a soft cast and won’t see action at least for three weeks, according to Reyes.

Ginebra’s two-game run was snapped by Meralco last Friday, 87-93, and Reyes is anticipating a tough match against the Kings.

“Ginebra is always dangerous coming off a loss. We must match their spirit tomorrow,” said Reyes, whose team is coming off a 96-86 demolition of Petron Blaze last week to improve their win-loss mark to 4-1.

The Elasto Painters are two games ahead of the defending champion Texters with a 6-1 mark.

In the opener, Powerade eyes its second straight win against Barako Bull in their 4:15 p.m. encounter.

The Tigers of coach Bo Perasol are also coming off a win against the Boosters, 108-94, last Sunday behind the terrific shooting of Gary David who registered a career-high 42 markers in that contest.

Perasol said his wards will be tested against the Energy, who saw their four-game winning steak snapped by Alaska last Wednesday to see their record slip to 4-2.

“We have to be consistent. And the game against Barako Bull will be a great test of our character,” said Perasol.

For the Energy, coach Junel Baculi said they need to find ways to slow down David and Marcio Lassiter to have a chance against the Tigers.


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