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Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters wins over Meralco Bolts in 2012-2013 PBA Cup

5:15 p.m this afternoon, the game between Meralco Bolts and Talk N Text Tropang Texters started. The PBA 2012-2013 4th and 5th elimination game is scheduled today and held still at Smart Araneta Coliseum.


Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters has a new coach who replaces their former head coach, Vincent “Chot” Reyes who is now handling Smart Gilas 2.0 Pilipinas in the international game events. Norman Black as the new coach, have not able to be with the team this day because of his commitment with the Ateneo Blue Eagles in UAAP 75. Long-time assistant coach Nash Racela will be on his place instead.

However, according to Racela, Black is still supervising the teams practices so the latter is still hands on.

Racela said in an interview, “There’s no problem because Norman supervises the practices. We’ll just have to implement our game plan.”

Meralco Bolts on the other hand is handled by coach Ryan Gregorio. He'll be the one that will assist the team throughout the 38th season of PBA Cup.

On the first quarter of the game match today, Talk 'N Text impressively took a good lead of 13 points against Meralco Bolts. The first three-point was made successfully by Talk 'N Text player John Raymundo on the 0:41 seconds of the game match.

As for the second quarter of the game, Bolts made 5 Defensive Foul while Talk 'N Text got 4. But still, Talk 'N Text holds the lead with a score of 53-43 on the second half.

On the third quarter of this game event, Talk 'N Text manage to increased their lead against Meralco bolts by  22 points. However, on the fourth quarter, Meralco Bolts amazingly caught up from Talk 'N Text and manage to tie with them before the quarter ends.

Because ending fourth quarter with a tie, the two teams play for an overtime. Talk 'N Text is not making it easier for the Meralco in this play, they manage to take a 2 points lead in the first minute of the overtime game.

Still, Talk 'N Text successfully won with a two point lead in this match against their opponent Meralco Bolts with a score of 112 - 110 (win - lose).

Below is the score per quarter of each teams; 

Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters vs Meralco Bolts
Smart-Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City
Friday, October 5, 2012

1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Overtime
Talk N Text Tropang Texters 33 53 86 99 112
Meralco Bolts 20 43 64 99 110

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