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Jayson Castro stars as Talk ‘N Text survives nail-biter against Ginebra

By: Rey Joble | Date Posted: Feb 16, 2015

The Talk ‘N Text Tropang Texters made a tough stand in the endgame as they survived a dogfight with Barangay Ginebra, 104-103, in PBA Commissioner’s Cup action on Sunday at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Jayson Castro was the hero in this one, posting 31 points, six rebounds and nine assists and making a key defensive play in the dying seconds to secure the win – the Tropang Texters fourth in five games this conference. Ginebra dropped down to 2-3 with the loss.

Jayson Castro made all the big plays for Talk 'N Text in the endgame. Jerome Ascano

Talk 'N Text escapes with a win as Jayson Castro proves a thorn in side of Ginebra

By: Karlo Sacamos | Date Posted: Feb 16, 2015

A RESILIENT Talk ‘n Text sent Barangay Ginebra crashing back to earth with a nail-biting 104-103 triumph in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup on Sunday at the Mall of Asia Arena.

The Tropang Texters climbed out of an early double-digit hole, before showing steely nerves down the stretch to frustrate the Gin Kings and deny them of a hat-trick of victories.

Photo by: PBA Images/Nuki Sabio

CREDIT BIG GAME TO EXECUTION, COMMUNICATION

By: PBA - Inquirer.net | Date Posted: Feb 16, 2015

How big was Jayson Castro Sunday night?

Not only did he tally 31 points, nine assists, six rebounds and three steals, his biggest snatch of the night was also the game-sealing one, taking the ball away from LA Tenorio with 2.3 seconds on the clock and anchoring Talk ‘N Text to its fourth win in five games courtesy of a close 104-103 cliffhanger over Ginebra.

SCOREBOARD

Barangay Ginebra San Miguel   San Miguel Beermen
Barangay Ginebra San Miguel vs San Miguel Beermen
95   82

Final Score
Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015
Smart Araneta Coliseum
Elimination Round

TEAM STANDINGS

Teams W L Pct Streak
Meralco Bolts 5 0 1.00 + 5
Talk n Text Tropang Texters 4 1 0.80 + 2
Purefoods Star Hotshots 4 2 0.67 -2
Barako Bull Energy 3 2 0.60 -2
Rain or Shine Elasto Painters 3 2 0.60 + 1
Global Port Batang Pier 3 3 0.50 + 1
Alaska Aces 2 2 0.50 + 2
Barangay Ginebra San Miguel 2 3 0.40 -1
Kia Carnival 2 4 0.33 + 1
NLEX Road Warriors 1 3 0.25 + 1
Blackwater Elite 1 4 0.20 -1
San Miguel Beermen 0 4 0.00 -4