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Post by Ginebra Tambayan on Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:05 am


Published on July 17, 2012

It’s a question of desire and determination as Talk n Text and Barangay Ginebra engage in a knockout duel to close the PBA Governors Cup semifinal round at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Wednesday night.

The Kings have always been known for their never-say-die attitude.

That’s the same posture embraced by the Tropang Texters as they have achieved an improbable feat of surviving no less than nine do-or-die games in the season.

So the question really is who’s got the bigger heart as the Kings and the Texters clash in a KO match at 7:30 p.m.

The winner plays the loser in the match between Rain or Shine and B-Meg in another do-or-die setto Friday.

The Texters have survived three KO games in the season-ending tourney. They try to make it four in a row to stay in the hunt for a sixth straight finals appearance.

As in their recent games, the Texters are playing with a lot of caution.

“Our situation hasn’t changed. We need to come out tougher (today) as we play a team that is also fighting for their lives,” said Talk n Text coach Chot Reyes.

Talk n Text import Paul Harris, in his second year in the local pro league, is aware Ginebra is very dangerous in this kind of game.

“Ginebra is the most dangerous of them all. It’s going to be tough,” said Harris.

Ginebra could really be tough especially coming from a loss the last time out.

The Kings came out flat versus the B-Meg Llamados Sunday, suffering a crucial 70-82 defeat and thus playing a KO match against the Texters.

The Kings struggled with a mere 32.9 percent shooting. And Mark Caguioa was no exception.

Averaging 21.3 points before that game, Caguioa scored only three points on 0-of-12 field shooting and 3-of-4 charities.

“Ang consolation namin nangyari na agad ito, at hindi sa knockout game,” sighed Ginebra assistant coach Allan Caidic.

“Simply put, win to stay alive,” said Ginebra head coach Siot Tanquingcen. (SB)

Source: PBA.ph

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