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Talk N Text Tropang Texters (86) - (83) Air21 Express
Best: Keith Benson is a BEAST! 30 points, 18 rebounds, and 2 blocks? Looks like Donnel Harvey won’t be returning anytime soon.
Worst: TNT’s 25 turnovers. They were lucky to escape this one, especially after they coughed it up too many times in the fourth quarter. Coach Norman is DEFINTELY not happy about that.
KG is FOR REAL: How can one overlook KG Canaleta?! 23 points in 28 minutes. SEVEN TRIPLES. And then a respectable 6 boards and 3 steals to boot! Paging coach Chot…
Global Port Batang Pier (89) - (80) Bgy. Ginebra Gin Kings
Best: Sol Mercado seems to be a revitalized player ever since joining the Batang Pier. He raked in a double-double line – 12 points and 13 assists – in this victory, and he is averaging 16 points and 13 dimes in three games. He is one of THREE Batang Pier in the top 10 most efficient players in the PBA right now (based on PBA-Online.net’s rankings)
Worst: Herbert Hill and Mark Caguioa combined for 44% FG shooting and 42 points, but the rest of the Kings shot just over 30% from the floor with nobody scoring more than 8 points. LA Tenorio also had a subpar offensive night with just 8 points (on 2-of-13 shooting) and 5 assists.
Justin Williams is out to prove himself: Going into the Commish’s Cup, Williams didn’t have the most glowing resume, but he has proven to be really solid for coach Junel Baculi. I mean, 23 points + 23 rebounds + EIGHT BLOCKED SHOTS?!?! Where the hell did those numbers come from?!