Talk ‘N Text tries to extend its winning run to four games as it battles B-MEG in the main game of the PBA Governors’ Cup Wednesday at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum.
The streaking Tropang Texters square off with the Llamados at 7:30 p.m. right after the tussle between Air 21 and Alaska at 5:15 p.m.
Outside of league-leader Rain or Shine (7-1), Talk ‘N Text is the hottest team right now after winning its last three assignments to grab the solo third spot with a 4-3 mark.
B-MEG, on the other hand, is just one game ahead of the Tropang Texters with a 5-2 slate, and a win would strengthen its hold of the No. 2 spot.
“We’re coming off a tough loss and a long break so we’re antsy to get back on court and re-establish ourselves,” said Llamados coach Tim Cone.
His team bowed to Petron Blaze, 80-92, last June 17.
“We know Talk ‘N Text well and they know us after our seven-game series (in the Commissioner’s Cup finals). So there won’t be any surprises. It’s a big game for both us. We both need it,” he added.
The Tropang Texters will continue to play with a depleted lineup but their morale is high following a thrilling 113-111 win over Barangay Ginebra last Sunday.
“Another big game versus the league’s best defensive team that’s coming into this match well rested and undoubtedly well prepared,” said Tropang Texters coach Chot Reyes.
“We’ll just have to make and find ways to compete like we’ve been doing in our past few games,” he added.
In the opener, the Express of coach Franz Pumaren try to stay alive as they eye their third win against the eliminated Aces (1-7) of coach Luigi Trillo.
At 2-5, Air 21 needs to sweep its last two games and hope to figure in a playoff for the No. 6 spot.
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