PBA match-up Friday December 18, 2015 Talk n Text vs Global Port at SMART ARANETA COLISEUM 4:15pm highlights and replay available on sports5.
TNT rode the momentum of a huge 38-point second quarter to cruise to a victory in which they led by as many as 19 points.
Jayson Castro scored 25 points and dished out six assists to lead the Tropang Texters while rookie Troy Rosario, the No. 2 pick of the 2015 PBA Draft, had another strong showing, finishing with 19 points, including three triples, alongside seven rebounds and three assists.
Harvey Carey posted nine points and a team-high 12 rebounds while Larry Fonacier, Danny Seigle and Aaron Aban all added nine markers to make up for the absence of starting center Moala Tautuaa, the top pick of the draft.
GlobalPort was led by backcourt star Stanley Pringle and Terrence Romeo, who each scored 24 points. The pair combined for 11 three-pointers in the game with Pringle shooting 6-for-10 (60%) and Romeo going 5-for-8 (62%) from long range.
The Batang Pier actually had a strong start, opening the game with a 20-11 start with Pringle and Anthony Semerad leading the charge.
The pair combined to score the team’s first 19 points, with the former No. 1 pick entering double-digits at the 5:05 mark of the first quarter and the second-year forward chipping in with nine markers. Pringle and Semerad combined to shoot 8-for-11 in the opening period, including three three-pointers.
PBA Philippine Cup 2015-2016 / December 18, 2015. Talk ‘N Text Tropang Texters def. GlobalPort Batang Pier, 107-96 game match – up highlights and replay here .
The Final Boxscore Result:
TALK ‘N TEXT 107 – Castro 25, Rosario 19, Carey 9, Fonacier 9, Seigle 9, Aban 9, Williams 7, R. Reyes 6, Ganuelas-Rosser 6, J. Reyes 5, Miranda 3, Ababou 0, Rodriguez 0,
GLOBALPORT 96 – Pringle 24, Romeo 24, Yeo 14, Semerad 9, Jensen 7, Kramer 6, Mamaril 6, Maierhofer 4, Washington 2, Sumang 0, Paniamogan 0, Isip 0, Uyloan 0, Pena 0.
Quarters: 15-22, 53-44, 83-69, 107-96.