Talk ’N Text strengthens playoff bid after defeating KIA

MANILA, Philippines – The Talk ’N Text Tropang Texters nearly surrendered a 28-point lead in the span of a quarter and in the process, could have thrown away their chance at making the PBA Governors’ Cup playoffs.

But thanks to timely shots to start the fourth period and a re-awakening on defense following a time-out sermon from their head coach, the champions of the last PBA conference held on to beat the struggling KIA Carnival, 94-85, on Friday, June 19, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

With the win, Talk ’N Text finishes their elimination round campaign with a 5-6 record, and now just has to await the results for the remainder of the eliminations before seeing if they’ll still have work once the postseason kicks off next Friday, June 26.

“We’ll just wait and see what’s going to happen. That’s all we can do now,” Tropang Texters head coach Jong Uichico said after the game.

“We’d like to be as positive as we can. Doable naman yung mga scenario eh.”