Ginebra wins vs SanMig Coffee, Texters edge Meralco in Cebu
MANILA, Philippines - Barangay Ginebra San Miguel used a huge second half storm to repulse San Mig Coffee Mixers, 86-69 and jumpstart their campaign in the 2014 PBA All-Filipino Cup on Sunday, November 17 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
New recruit Emman Monfort and the returning Dylan Ababou provided energy and scoring for Ginebra in the 2nd half giving the Kings a 58-55 edge at the end of the third quarter.
Ginebra continued to pull away thanks to the hot shooting of Ababou. He finished the game with 16 points all scored in the 2nd half.
Top overall pick Greg Slaughter had a decent debut tallying a double-double (10 points, 13 rebounds)
Talk'N Text vs Meralco
In Cebu, the Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters stormed back in the final quarter behind the efforts of rookie Eliud Poligrates to outshine the Meralco Bolts, 89-80. Poligrates finished with 13 points off the bench, wowing his home crowd in Cebu with dazzling moves and energy. - with reports from Rodneil Quiteles and Levi Verora/Rappler.com