Fastbreak: Talk N' Text, Petron post contrasting wins
Talk N Text Tropang Texters (99) - (79) Global Port Batang Pier
Best: Keith Benson continued to be solid, pouring in 20 points, grabbing 19 rebounds, and blocking 5 shots. He shot better than 64% from the floor and turned the ball over just once in 37 minutes. Effin' efficiency!
Worst: The Batang Pier shot poorly from the field and weren't able to play tight enough defense on TNT. Global Port made just 2 of its 23 attempts from the great beyond and failed to capitalize on its +24 FT attempts by missing 15 freebies.
Japeth fizzles out: Japeth Aguilar had been playing really well until TNT shut him down. Aguilar shot just 1-of-8 from the field and turned the ball over thrice. He did grab 7 boards and block 3 shots, but those weren't enough to avoid a TNT blowout.
Petron Blaze Boosters (88) - (86) Meralco Bolts
Best: Gilas big man June Mar Fajardo delivered a Kraken-worthy double-double line -- 16 points and 12 rebounds to go along with 3 blocked shots. Needless to say, if he continues to put up these numbers, Calvin Abueva won't be an automatic for the ROY.
Worst: Meralco's first three quarters were absolutely barf-worthy. Also, Eric Dawson shooting under 39% from the floor? Barf now.
Meralco can score in bunches: As bad as they played in the first three periods, the Bolts were still able to uncork a 17-0 blast to open the final frame. It was a good thing Marcio and Denok hit just enough clutch free throws to seal the deal. Also, Chris Ross is NOT (yet) a closer. - Rappler.com