Talk ‘N Text Defeated Rain or Shine in Game 1 of the PBA Finals (Video Highlights)

Talk ‘N Text Tropang Texters defeated Rain or Shine in the Game 1 of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup finals held on Wednesday night as they grabbed an early lead in the best-of-seven finals series with the final score at 99-92. During the game the Tropang Texters never allowed the Elasto Painters to grab the lead.

Watch the Highlights of the Talk ‘N Text vs. Rain or Shine:

Gilas Pilipinas mainstay Ranidel de Ocampo made an impressive debut in the finals series against Rain or Shine by finishing 24 points while the Tropang Texters import Ivan Johnson added with 23 points and 12 rebounds.

One of the Asia’s prominent point guard Jayson Castro on his part added with 14 points for the Tropang Texters, he was instrumental in making their team’s advantage widened with 44-33 in scorecard.

The Elasto Painters closest margin against the Tropang Texters was at 5 points when Gabe Norwood made a jumper, however De Ocampo nailed a series of free throws and even jammed a dunk in the final minute to raise TNT’s advantage back to 11 points, 99-88.

During the Game One of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals, Rain or Shine import Wayne Chism scored with 34 points and 16 rebounds while Paul Lee scored with 13 points and the only local player who scored in double digit for the Elasto Painters.

The defeat of Rain or Shine ended their 7-game winning streak that started back in the elimination round of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup. Based on statistics, Rain or Shine have not won against the Texters in their past 8 meetings.

The scores:

Talk ‘N Text 99 – De Ocampo 24, Johnson 23, Castro 14, Rosser 10, Fonacier 8, Williams 8, Washington 5, Alas 5, Carey 2, Aban 0.

Rain or Shine 92 – Chism 34, Lee 13, Almazan 9, Chan 8, Tang 6, Norwood 5, Tiu 5, Ibanes 4, Arana 3, Belga 2, Quinahan 2, Cruz Jervy 1, Uyloan 0, Cruz Jericho 0.

Quarterscores:28-23, 49-41, 76-70, 99-92

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