Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Talk N Text - The Philippine Cup Champions

The Talk N Text Tropang Texters are the new Philippine Cup Champions as they outlasted the gritty and determined Alaska Aces. After a 6 year drought, the Tropang Texters bagged its second title in an All-Filipino Cup after the 2003 All FIlipino Cup title..Mac Cardona made another huge game..while rookie sensation Jason Castro has also made an important contribution with the team,, making 19 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists, together with 2 steals.

After trailing mostly in the game, the last time 63-76, the Alaska Aces made a huge comeback with Reynel Hugnatan-led Aces by scoring 13 of his 17 points in that span highlighted by the three point play of Joe Devance, able to tie it 84 all. Two more deadlocks ensued after that, the last at 89 on a Ranidel de Ocampo short stab, before Harvey Carey's baseline jumper gave TNT the lead for good at 91-89. Then, the Best Player of the Conference Willie Miller shooting for two free throws. The Best Player muffed the two important free throws, but that could be the blessing in disguised, as they force a turnover in the ensuing play.But Willie Miller missed a tight drive in the next play. Then Jimmy Alapag canned the two free throws. Then the celebration began..


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