MANILA, Philippines – Talk ‘N Text goes on a scoring spree for a 100-85 game 4 victory over B-MEG to tie the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals series at 2-2.
Texters wingmen Jared Dillinger and Ryan Reyes led the charge in the first half combining for 25 points to give Talk ‘N Text a 47-35 lead at halftime.
Two-time MVP James Yap was held to just 14 points. Game one hero Peter June Simon was limited to taking only 5 field goal attempts finishing the game with only 5 points to his name.
Larry Fonacier poured in 18 points to help the Texters’ cause but it was Dillinger, who also finished with 18 markers, that was named player of the game. Coach Chot Reyes said during the post game that the big factor in their win was Dillinger finally getting to the lane and scoring on some lay-ups.
Denzel Bowles and Joe Devance scored 17 points apiece to lead the Llamados. Bowles also tallied 9 rebounds and 6 assists.
Things got ugly late in the game. Talk ‘N Text’s Pamboy Raymundo was called for two flagrant one penalty calls which resulted to his ejection. One for elbowing Josh Urbiztondo, which the latter reacted to and was called a technical foul for.
The other flagrant one call on Raymundo was for hitting Llamados’ Joe Devance in the head after the forward hit Raymundo with a ball in defense of his teammate. Devance was called for flagrant foul penalty and was thrown out of the game together with Raymundo.
Llamados coach Tim Cone also left the game early after falling to the floor from taking an inadvertent hit from referee Art Herrera. PBA Statistician Fidel Mangonon III revealed on micro-blogging site Twitter that the B-MEG head tactician was avoiding doing worse than what had already happened and that he was upset for not being helped up and lack of any apology from the referee.
2012 Commissioner’s Cup Individual Awards
Before the game started, the PBA gave out the awards for Best Player and Best Import of the Conference.
B-MEG reinforcement Denzel Bowles took home the Best Import Award while Barangay Ginebra’s Mark Caguioa, who sustained an eye injury as they were playing for the outright semis spot, bagged the Best Player of the Conference Award.
Did you start following the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals just now? Below are links to stories from game 1 to game 3.
Game 1: Simon pushes B-MEG to game 1 win