2012 PBA Governor’s Cup Semifinals: Talk ‘N Text wins over Rain or Shine to set up do or die with Ginebra

18 07 2012

 

 

Talk ‘N Text Import Paul Harris is starting to show his real worth by leading the Tropang Texters to a 98-90 win over the reeling Rain or Shine Elasto Painters.  Harris sent a strong message to other teams as he finished with 34 points and 16 boards in a game where Talk ‘N Text cannot afford to lose.  A loss would have ended the string of Finals appearances of the MVP-owned franchise.

The Texters were in control in the first half as they led by 13 going to the half-time break. They started the 3rd period with a 5-0 run to push the lead to 18 at 62-44. A 20-3 run by Rain or Shine capped by a triple by big man Beau Belga cut the Texters lead just one at 65-64.  The game was close from then on as the Texters managed to keep a one point lead going to the final quarter. Talk ‘n Text took control in the middle of the 4th period to win with an 8 point margin.

Aside from Harris, Ranidel de Ocampo and Jimmy Alapag finished in double figures for Talk ‘N Text. Five players scored more than 10 points for RoS led by import Jamelle Cornley’s 27.

Talk ‘N Text (8-5) will face Barangay Ginebra for a right to play for a spot in the Governor’s Cup Finals and Rain or Shine will face B-Meg Llamados for a guaranteed slot in the Finals.  Both games will be  played today.

The scores:

Talk ‘N Text 98 – Harris 34, De Ocampo 17, Alapag 10, Fonacier 9, Castro 8, Williams 6, Peek 6, Aguilar 5, Aban 3, Raymundo 0, Reyes 0.

Rain or Shine 90 – Cornley 27, Chan 15, Quinahan 14, Lee 13, Belga 11, Norwood 6, Buenafe 4, Matias 0, Tang 0, Arana 0, Ibanes 0.

Quarter scoring: 30-21, 57-44, 80-79, 98-90

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