Returning import Earl Barron suits up for the Meralco Bolts against controversial team Powerade Tigers, while Talk ‘N Text and Alaska want to pick up where they left off as the PBA Commissioner’s Cup resumes with a doubleheader at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum Sunday.
The seven-foot Barron played for Red Bull in the 20005 Fiesta Conference and has since action in the NBA since.
He played for the Miami Heat for three seasons, and also had stints with the New York Knicks, Phoenix Suns, Milwaukee Bucks, Portland Trail Blazers and Golden State Warriors.
The Bolts face the Tigers at 4:15 today.
After holding its regular practice on Saturday, the Tigers paid tribute to departing team executive JB Baylon.
“You have a game tomorrow, so don’t use this tribute as an excuse. In four days, I will be free, but I won’t be free from you guys,” Baylon told the Tigers in a simple ceremony to fete him.
The Tigers opened their Commissioner’s Cup campaign with a resounding come-from-behind victory over the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters more than a week ago. Powerade win came moments after the announcement that Baylon had resigned from his post.
Talk ‘N Text and Alaska, two teams coming off from contrasting wins, clash in the main game at 6:30 p.m.
The Tropang Texters began their title retention bid with a 102-96 triumph over the Bolts last February 17.
The Aces, on the other hand, needed a late-game explosion from LA Tenorio, who scored seven straight points in less than 20 seconds to propel his team to a come-from-behind 76-74 squeaker of Ginebra last Saturday in Lucena City.
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