Talk 'N Text beats Ginebra for 6th win


Posted at Mar 23 2014 08:44 PM | Updated as of Mar 24 2014 05:21 PM

Ranidel De Ocampo of Talk 'N Text (light) vs Leon Rodgers of Ginebra (dark). Photo by Nuki Sabio, PBA Images

MANILA -- The Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters remains unbeaten in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Commissioner's Cup after beating Barangay Ginebra Kings, 94-87, at the Araneta Coliseum on Sunday.

Ranidel de Ocampo led the way for the Tropang Texters with 28 points, while import Richard Howell tallied 19 points and grabbed 23 rebounds, according to the PBA website.

The Kings still managed to get within four points with 51.6 seconds remaining in the game, but a triple by Larry Fonacier followed by a turnover by LA Tenorio secured the win for Talk 'N Text.

Meanwhile, import Leon Rodgers had 32 points and 11 rebounds for Ginebra, which is now tied with Air21 and Alaska with a 2-3 record in the Commissioner's Cup.

The scores:

TALK 'N TEXT 94 - De Ocampo 28, Howell 19, Castro 11, Reyes Ry. 11, Fonacier 10, Williams 8, Canaleta 4, Alapag 3, Reyes Ro. 0, Baclao 0, Carey 0.

GINEBRA 87 - Rodgers 32, Caguioa 14, Baracael 13, Tenorio 9, Slaughter 8, Aguilar 5, Ellis 2, Reyes 2, Helterbrand 2.

Quarterscores: 28-26, 52-40, 76-65, 94-87