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Talk ’N Text return for former NBA player Ivan Johnson still in play

Dec 29, 2015 - 3:26 PM

Johnson helped lead the Tropang Texters to a title in last year’s Commissioner’s Cup

Rain or Shine eliminates Talk ’N Text, will face San Miguel in semis

Dec 28, 2015 - 9:06 PM

The Rain or Shine Elasto Painters established a double digit lead early and held on late to defeat and eliminate the Talk ’N Text Tropang Texters

PAINT JOB. Beau Belga and the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters have booked a date with the San Miguel Beermen. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

San Miguel asserts dominance in easy win over Talk ’N Text

Dec 12, 2015 - 7:54 PM

Arwind Santos leads the way while June Mar Fajardo and Alex Cabagnot play supporting roles

Talk 'N Text overloads Blackwater for 4th win

Nov 25, 2015 - 6:23 PM

Jayson Castro scores 26 points and dishes 5 assists in an all around from Talk N Text

TEXT BUDDIES. Moala Tautuaa of Talk 'N Text was a difficult defensive assignment for Blackwater. Photo by PBA Images

Anthony, Villanueva lead NLEX comeback past Talk 'N Text

Nov 20, 2015 - 9:24 PM

NLEX improves to 3 2 while Talk N Text drops to 3 2

Castro’s clutch heroics leads Talk ’N Text past Star

Nov 14, 2015 - 7:10 PM

Talk N Text moves up to 3 1 with the victory

Blowout loss to Talk 'N Text keeps Meralco winless

Nov 11, 2015 - 6:08 PM

The Tropang Texters move up to 2 1 with the victory

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Rosario, Tautuaa must mature quickly in De Ocampo’s absence, says Uichico

Oct 31, 2015 - 8:38 PM

Talk N Text coach Jong Uichico says Moala Tautuaa and Troy Rosario still lack decision making and some maturity

ROOKIE GROWING PAINS. Troy Rosario (L) and Moala Tautuaa (R) will have to step up following the injury of Ranidel De Ocampo. File photos by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Talk 'N Text wards off Mahindra to punch first PH Cup win

Oct 31, 2015 - 5:16 PM

The Talk N Text Tropang Texters brushed off the Mahindra Enforcers late in the fourth to claim its first victory

Talk ’N Text rookies Tautuaa, Rosario eager to put disappointing debuts behind

Oct 30, 2015 - 6:25 PM

The two will have bigger roles with Ranidel de Ocampo sidelined

Ranidel De Ocampo injures back in weight-lifting session

Oct 25, 2015 - 1:43 PM

Talk N Text Tropang Texters star Ranidel de Ocampo has injured his back and is scheduled for an MRI an assistant coach tells Rappler

HURT. Ranidel De Ocampo is attended to after hurting himself while lifting weights. Photo from Chot Reyes' Twitter account

Alaska easily handles Talk ’N Text for emphatic debut win

Oct 23, 2015 - 9:13 PM

The Aces open their PBA season in style while the Tropang Texters stumble

#PBA2016 Previews Part 2

Oct 17, 2015 - 7:17 PM

Previewing the Talk N Text Tropang Texters Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Meralco Bolts Globalport Batang Pier Barako Bull Energy and Blackwater Elite

Alyssa Valdez to be Talk ’N Text muse in PBA opening

Oct 13, 2015 - 2:24 PM

The two time UAAP MVP and champion will take on a different task

Gilas Pilipinas: Matt Ganuelas-Rosser

Sep 21, 2015 - 2:57 PM

Get to know Matt Ganuelas Rosser of the Gilas Pilipinas national men s basketball team

MVP Cup: Wellington Saints claim 2nd place with rout of Texters

Sep 13, 2015 - 5:56 PM

Wellington finishes the 4 team pocket tournament with a 2 1 record while Talk N Text closes out with a 1 2 card

IMPROVING. First overall draft pick Moala Tautuaa improves all through the MVP Cup with an average of 21 points in 3 games. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

Rookies Tautuaa, Rosario lead Texters past Chinese Taipei

Sep 12, 2015 - 5:42 PM

Moala Tautuaa had a double double and Troy Rosario finished in double figures as Talk ’N Text earns their first victory in the MVP Cup

Troy Rosario of Talk 'N Text scored in double figures as the Texters topped Chinese Taipei. Photo by Czaesar Dancel/Rappler

Kelly Williams hurts knee in Gilas Pilipinas practice

Aug 03, 2015 - 9:32 PM

Kelly Williams return to national team action has gotten off to an unfortunate start after being taken to a hospital for an MRI on his right knee

WALKING WOUNDED. Kelly Williams is helped off the court by Talk 'N Text/Gilas teammate after slipping during practice. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

Talk ’N Text strengthens playoff bid after defeating KIA

Jun 19, 2015 - 7:05 PM

The Talk ’N Text Tropang Texters nearly surrendered a 28 point lead in the span of a quarter but held on to beat the struggling KIA Carnival

Kelly Williams of Talk 'N Text puts up a jump shot. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Beermen erase 17-point deficit for 7th straight win

Jun 09, 2015 - 10:12 PM

San Miguel defeats a skidding Talk N Text and are now assured of a playoffs spot

AZ Reid leads San Miguel's come-from-behind victory over Talk 'N Text. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Talk 'N Text comes up big in fourth to dispatch NLEX

May 26, 2015 - 10:43 PM

The Talk N Text Tropang Texters used a strong fourth quarter finish to deal the NLEX Road Warriors a 108 89 beating

Steffphon Pettigrew led the Texters with 26 points and 7 rebounds. Photo by PBA Images

Barako Bull goes 3-0 at Talk N Text's expense

May 15, 2015 - 8:51 PM

Import Liam McMorrow finished with a monster statline of 26 points and 28 rebounds to lead Barako Bull

Liam McMorrow had a big game against the short-handed Tropang Texters. Photo by PBA Images

Talk 'N Text holds on as Ginebra falls to 0-2

May 10, 2015 - 8:45 PM

Late turnovers by their opponents and big shots down the stretch from their imports allowed the undermanned Talk ’N Text Tropang Texters to win their debut game in the PBA Governors’ Cup over Barangay Ginebra

Danny Seigle rises to the rim against Ginebra's Mac Baracael. Photo by PBA Images

Norwood hurt, frustrated over PBA Finals loss

May 01, 2015 - 8:39 PM

Gabe Norwood who didn t shoot well in Game 7 feels he let the team down

DISAPPOINTED. Gabe Norwood feels frustrated over another runner-up finish for the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters. File photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

De Ocampo takes over 2nd OT, leads Talk 'N Text to title

Apr 29, 2015 - 10:29 PM

The Talk N Text Tropang Texters are back on top of the PBA after winning the Commissioner s Cup championship in game 7

HIGHLIGHTS: Rain or Shine vs Talk 'N Text (PBA Finals 2015 Game 7)

Apr 29, 2015 - 10:27 AM

Rappler s live blog of Game 7 of the 2015 PBA Commissioner s Cup finals between the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters and the Talk N Text Tropang Texters

Guiao: Johnson ‘mentally unstable, but that should help us’

Apr 27, 2015 - 3:57 PM

Rain or Shine head coach Yeng Guiao laments the fouls not called against rough play of Talk N Text import Ivan Johnson

READY TO RUMBLE. Talk 'N Text import Ivan Johnson looks ready to start a shoving match against Rain or Shine center Raymond Almazan. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

IN VINES: Rain or Shine wins Game 6, evens the series

Apr 27, 2015 - 12:41 PM

Highlights of the 2015 PBA Commissioner s Cup Finals Game 6 between Rain or Shine and Talk N Text in Vines

Rain or Shine import Wayne Chism tries to get off a shot against Talk 'N Text forwards Kelly Willams and Ranidel de Ocampo. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Rain or Shine forces do-or-die game 7 vs Talk 'N Text

Apr 26, 2015 - 7:28 PM

It appears the Elasto Painters are truly tired of a runner up finish as they beat the Texters in Game 6 to force a winner take all Game 7

ROCK AND ROLL. Raymond Almazan, seen here going for a lay-up, finishes with a double-double to help Rain or Shine force a game 7. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Rain or Shine vs Talk 'N Text (PBA Finals 2015 Game 6)

Apr 26, 2015 - 5:04 PM

Rappler s live blog of Game 6 of the 2015 PBA Commissioner s Cup finals between the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters and the Talk N Text Tropang Texters

Texters fend off Painters for 3-2 finals series lead

Apr 24, 2015 - 9:24 PM

Ranidel de Ocampo was hot again for Talk N Text scoring 27 points to lead his team to victory

Talk 'N Text's Ranidel de Ocampo tries to get past the defense of Rain or Shine import Wayne Chism. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Rain or Shine vs Talk 'N Text (PBA Finals 2015 Game 5)

Apr 24, 2015 - 7:06 PM

Rappler s live blog of Game 5 of the 2015 PBA Commissioner s Cup finals between the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters and the Talk N Text Tropang Texters

Rosser, Ibanes, Quinahan get fines over Game 4 fight

Apr 23, 2015 - 5:40 PM

Talk ’N Text’s Matt Ganuelas Rosser and Rain or Shine’s Jireh Ibanes JR Quinahan were fined a total of P130 000 Quinahan will also be suspended

FINES, SUSPENSION. (L-R) Talk 'N Text's Matt Ganuelas-Rosser, Rain or Shine's Jireh Ibanes and JR Quinahan all receive fines over the Game 4 fight. Photos by PBA Images

De Ocampo, Castro catch fire as Texters even series

Apr 22, 2015 - 9:51 PM

Ranidel de Ocampo and Conference best player Jayson Castro combine for 58 points Talk N Text levels the PBA Finals series vs Rain or Shine at 2 2

SCORING PUNCH. Ranidel de Ocampo provides the much-needed firepower as Talk 'N Text evens the finals series vs Rain or Shine at 2-2. File photo by Cseazar Dancel/Rappler

Castro named Best Player of the Conference; Chism Best Import

Apr 22, 2015 - 8:00 PM

Both players won by landslide in the voting system that includes statistical points media votes PBA players votes and PBA Commissioner s Office votes

CONFERENCE BEST. Talk 'N Text's Jayson Castro (L) bags the Best Player of the Conference Award while Rain or Shine's Wayne Chism will take him the Best Import plum. Castro photo by PBA Images, Chism photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Rain or Shine vs Talk 'N Text (PBA Finals 2015 Game 4)

Apr 22, 2015 - 7:30 PM

Rappler s live blog of Game 4 of the 2015 PBA Commissioner s Cup finals between the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters and the Talk N Text Tropang Texters

Tough, confident, and together is Rain or Shine at its best

Apr 21, 2015 - 6:10 PM

Rain or Shine s tough as nails team basketball is on full display and it has so far helped them take a 2 1 series lead in the 2015 PBA Commissioner s Cup finals

TOUGH. Point guard Paul Lee is the epitome of Rain or Shine's toughness coming back to the game after losing a tooth in a collision with Talk 'N Text import Ivan Johnson. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Johnson, Araña get into altercation near arena parking lot

Apr 20, 2015 - 12:23 AM

Ivan Johnson and Ryan Araña get into a verbal altercation before being separated by JR Quinahan Jericho Cruz Lee and others

ALTERCATION. Talk 'N Text import Ivan Johnson (L) and Rain or Shine forward Ryan Araña (R) nearly exchanged blows long after game 3 was over. Johnson photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler, Araña photo by PBA Images

Rain or Shine dominates in physical Game 3 win

Apr 19, 2015 - 7:37 PM

The Elasto Painters play superb basketball on both sides of the floor as they score a second consecutive victory in the 2015 PBA Commissioner s Cup finals

CHISM COOKING. Rain or Shine import Wayne Chism (C) works against the defense of Talk 'N Text import Ivan Johnson (L). Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Rain or Shine vs Talk 'N Text (PBA Finals 2015 Game 3)

Apr 19, 2015 - 5:00 PM

Rappler s live blog of Game 3 of the 2015 PBA Commissioner s Cup finals between the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters and the Talk N Text Tropang Texters

Talk ’N Text, Rain or Shine both left in awe of Jayson Castro

Apr 19, 2015 - 12:56 AM

Jayson Castro s 44 point performance in game two of the Commissioner s Cup finals was impressive but he would ve rather settled for a victory

UNSTOPPABLE. Jayson Castro has been putting up import-like numbers in the Commissioner's Cup finals. Photo by PBA Images

Rain or Shine survives Castro’s career game, ties finals at 1-1

Apr 17, 2015 - 9:31 PM

The Elasto Painters survives a 44 point explosion from Texter Jayson Castro to even the 2015 PBA Commissioner s Cup Finals series at 1 1

Rain or Shine import Wayne Chism (R) attacks the defense of Talk 'N Text's Ranidel De Ocampo. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Rain or Shine vs Talk 'N Text (PBA Finals 2015 Game 2)

Apr 17, 2015 - 6:49 PM

Rappler s live blog of Game 2 of the 2015 PBA Commissioner s Cup finals between the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters and the Talk N Text Tropang Texters

PBA fines Ivan Johnson P150,000 for bump on Guiao

Apr 16, 2015 - 5:49 PM

Upon repeated review we find no merit in Johnson s assertion that it was accidental and not intentional says the PBA on its statement

Talk 'N Text import Ivan Johnson gesturing an apology immediately after bumping Rain or Shine coach Yeng Guiao. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

Guiao on Johnson: He lacks breeding, respect

Apr 16, 2015 - 11:12 AM

Rain or Shine head coach calls out Talk N Text s Ivan Johnson after the import bumped him in Game 1 of their PBA Finals match

FURIOUS. Rain or Shine coach Yeng Guiao believes the league should do something about Ivan Johnson's actions. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

Texters gain upperhand in game 1 over well-rested Painters

Apr 15, 2015 - 9:27 PM

The Talk N Text Tropang Texters maintain their winning ways fresh from the semifinals to outplay the well rested Rain or Shine Elasto Painters

Ranidel De Ocampo (R) scores 24 points, leads Talk 'N Text to a game 1 PBA Finals win against Rain or Shine. Photo by Czaesar Dancel/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Rain or Shine vs Talk 'N Text (PBA Finals 2015 Game 1)

Apr 15, 2015 - 3:04 PM

Rappler s live blog of Game 1 of the 2015 PBA Commissioner s Cup finals between the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters and the Talk N Text Tropang Texters

PBA Commissioner's Cup Finals schedule

Apr 15, 2015 - 2:07 AM

The game schedule for the 7 game Commissioner s Cup Finals series between the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters and the Talk N Text Tropang Texters

TNT’s Johnson ready for Rain or Shine’s physicality

Apr 14, 2015 - 5:46 PM

If I can make it through Purefoods and the referee help I can make it through anything says the Talk ’N Text import

Talk 'N Text import Ivan Johnson tries to protect the ball against Purefoods' Marc Pingris. Photo by PBA Images

At his best, there’s no one like Jayson Castro

Apr 13, 2015 - 1:34 PM

Is Jayson Castro taken for granted? Outside of imports no other player in the PBA alters defensive game plans like The Blur

Talk 'N Text's Jayson Castro has been making his case as the most unstoppable player in the PBA. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler