FINALS: Powerade Tigers 1 - 3 Talk N Text Tropang Texters
Talk 'N Text coach Chot Reyes admitted that the Tropang Texters played below expectations against the Powerade Tigers Wednesday night.

"We're not in playing condition after what happened to Ali (Peek) and I think it showed. It's a good thing the guys responded,"’ said Reyes after Talk 'N Text's 95-86 come-from-behind win over Powerade.

Already playing minus Jimmy Alapag and Ranidel De Ocampo, the Texters' rotation suffered another blow after Peek was shot Monday night following his training session at the RFM gym in Mandaluyong City.
Jared Dillinger hit timely baskets in the Texters' 11-2 wind-up to help the telecommunications franchise improve to 6-1 to join Rain or Shine on top of the standings.

Talk 'N Text even trailed, 84-82, with more than three minutes left in the game before that game-turning scoring run in the fourth.

Dillinger finished with 18 points but it was Japeth Aguilar who kept the Texters within striking distance of the Tigers.

"It's a good thing we got a good lift from Japeth (Auilar)," said Reyes after his reliable big man tallied 21 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks.

Marcio Lassiter had a career-best 24 points to lead Powerade, which led by 10 twice in the third period. — JVP, GMA News


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