MANILA, Philippines – Talk 'N Text will kick off its Philippine Cup title retention bid when it takes on Meralco in the opening day of the Philippine Basketball Association's (PBA) Season 39 on November 17.
The Texters are gunning for a fourth-straight All-Filipino title when they square off with the Bolts at the New Cebu Coliseum.
In its most recent title win, Talk 'N Text swept Rain or Shine, 4-0, in their best-of-7 Philippine Cup championship series.
Also featured on PBA's opening day will be a hardcourt clash between reigning Governors' Cup champion San Mig Coffee and Barangay Ginebra San Miguel and a match between Commissioner's Cup titlist Alaska and Rain or Shine.
The Mixers versus Gin Kings match will take place at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, while the Aces versus Elasto Painters joust will be staged in Davao City.