Talk 'N Text evens PBA Finals series vs. B-MEG at one game a piece
MANILA, Philippines - Down 99-94 with under two minutes left in the game, Jayson 'The Blur' Castro delivered key baskets down the stretch to seal a game 2 victory for Talk 'N Text, 104-102.
The Texters, who battled the Llamados through several lead changes in the game, took the lead for good at 100-99 with 35 seconds remaining in the final canto.
B-MEG missed out on an opportunity to regain the lead when import Denzel Bowles attempted to throw an outlet pass to Peter June Simon when they still had a full time-out to burn.
Talk 'N Text import Donnell Harvey was able to stop the pass and the landed in the hands of Ryan Reyes who was fouled immediately. Reyes made both of his foul shouts to extend the Texters' lead, 102-99.
Save for the lapse in the final seconds, Bowles had a strong game for the Llamados who top scored in the game with 33 points to go along with 13 rebounds. B-MEG's young import blamed himself for the loss on micro-blogging site Twitter. "My Fault," he said.
James Yap also played big for the Llamados scoring a conference-high 25 points through a 5 out 8 shooting from rainbow country.
Castro was awarded best player of the game with a stat-line of 25 points with 5 assists and 5 rebounds.
"He's just going, really on guts," said Coach Chot Reyes on his prized combo-guard. Reyes revealed that he spoke with Castro about not playing him if he feels he cannot play but the 'The Blur' declined to rest saying he's not 100% but definitely wanted to help his team.
Llamados coach Tim Cone reflected on the loss, " Bottomline was we shot ourselves in the foot. We had the game, they came back and stole it from us. That makes it a little harder to swallow - Rappler.com
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