FINALS: Powerade Tigers 1 - 3 Talk N Text Tropang Texters
Published on November 5, 2011

Coach Bo Perasol is pleased with the development of his Powerade Tigers. He said the team is showing encouraging signs that should make them competitive in the league. 

The problem, he emphasized, is that the Tigers still lack consistency to be able maintain their goal and transform into a certified contender. 

“I would like to believe that we are starting to put some building blocks into our objective to be competitive in this league,” offered the low-keyed Perasol, optimistic he has assembled the right personnel that could take the team deep into playoffs this conference. 

 Powerade’s 108-94 victory against Governors’ Cup champion Petron last Sunday obviously boosted the confidence of the Tigers with the hope it would be the start of something big. At the moment, the Tigers are sitting on pins and needles in the middle of the team standings. 

They are tied with Barangay Ginebra with 3-3 (win-loss) record and desperately fighting for place in quarterfinals. They hope to ease the pressure on their shoulder as they aim win back-to-back games for the first time in the 2011-12 PBA Philippine Cup when they faces Barako Bull on Sunday. 

 Game time is 4:15 at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum. “Would we be consistent? That remains to be seen. I don’t think winning several games would make us believe that we have arrived there,” offered Perasol. 

 Undoubtedly, the Tigers will be in for a hell-of-a-leather encounter against the Energy, who hope to bounce back from a 72-93 loss against erstwhile winless Alaska last Wednesday that snapped their four-game winning streak. Barako Bull coach Junel Baculi readily admitted the loss was a wake up call. 

 “We were flying high after four straight “Ws”. Now we are back on the ground. Lessons learned from the loss: work on our defense,” said. 

 Baculi said limiting the production of of Powerade scoring ace Gary David and Marcio Lassiter will be crucial in their bid to get back on the winning track. David came away with a career-high 42 points against Petron. 

 Barako Bull has a 4-2 card and only trails Talk N’ Text (4-1) and tournament leader Rain or Shine (6-1). “We have to take full advantage of our strength,” said Baculi referring to their height advantage and experience. (DBC)


Leave a Reply.

Web Apps