FINALS: Powerade Tigers 1 - 3 Talk N Text Tropang Texters
MANILA, Philippines - The Talk N Text Tropang Texters outclassed the Barangay Ginebra Kings, 86-71, to win their third straight game and remain within striking distance of league-leader Rain or Shine in the PBA standings.

The Texters started out strong, posting a 48-31 lead at the half thanks to Jason Castro and Ryan Reyes. Their lead ballooned to as much as 23 points in the 3rd period, 64-41, after a Kelly Williams triple.

The never-say-die Kings tried to mount one last comeback, going on a 7-0 run to get within 10 points, but the Texters doused their rally and pulled away with a 12-2 exchange in the middle of the final quarter.

The Texters were coming off a nine-day break which they spent with miners in Baguio City, and head coach Chot Reyes paid tribute to them in his post-game presser.

"This is our way of paying tribute to our brothers at Philex Mining," he told after the game.

Ryan Reyes finished with 20 points, 4 boards, 6 assists and 2 steals while Williams had 19 points and 11 rebounds.

The scores:

TALK N' TEXT 86 - Reyes 20, Williams 19, Dillinger 14, Castro 13, Peek 7, Fonacier 5, Aguilar 3,
Raymundo 2, De Ocampo 2, Carey 1, Aban 0.

GINEBRA 71 - Caguioa 14, Cortez 11, Labagala 8, Canaleta 8, Intal 7, Tubid 6, Villanueva 6, W.Wilson 4, Helterbrand 3, Cervantes 2, J. Wilson 2, De Ocampo 0.

Quarterscores: 23-17, 48-31, 69-52, 86-71


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