TnT trio Peek, Al-Hussaini, de Ocampo face daunting task of stopping Macklin

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Post by ruxs_14 on Wed May 08, 2013 12:33 am


TALK `N Text slew of big men are in for a big challenge.

With the team’s coaching staff opting to go small as far as import is concerned, the Tropang Texters’ frontcourt men will be hardpressed to stop Barangay Ginebra import Vernon Macklin when they face each other again in Game 3 of their PBA Commissioner’s Cup semifinals on Wednesday at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.

Due to the exigency of its need for a ball handler and a scorer with injuries to key players Jimmy Alapag, Jared Dillinger, and Kelly Williams, Talk 'N Text management decided to bring in prolific 6-foot-5 import Tony Mitchell to replace seven-footer Jerome Jordan.

But the move meant the task of stopping the hulking Macklin now falls in the hands of players like Rabeh Al-Hussaini, Ranidel de Ocampo and Ali Peek - none of whom is really looking forward to the task.

“It is what it is, man. At this point, I’ll just do my job. It’s gonna be tough,” said Ali Peek, who himself is coming back from an injury. “But it’s the playoffs, it won’t matter. It’s gonna be tough all around.”

At the same time, the 35-year-old man-mountain also looks at the development as another chance for the Tropang Texters to prove they have what it takes to endure adversity.

“This is part of the challenge. Let’s see what happens. My team has gone through a lot of battles on and off the court,” added Peek, who added he’s used to guarding bigger players like Macklin.

“My college coach had me guard guys like him (Macklin). It’s always tough, but I had to face the challenge,” added Peek, who has now idea how coach Norman Black will split the defensive minutes on Macklin among the Tropang Texters big men.

De Ocampo also believes the task at hand will be very tough for the Texters, who evened the best-of-five semis series at 1-1 following their 85-79 win in Game Two.

“Hindi nga namin alam ang gagawin eh. Basta lalaruin na lang namin,” said De Ocampo.

The soft-spoken forward from Tanza, Cavite said the spate of injuries that befell the team and the sudden decision to change import midstream into the semifinals series should make Talk `N Text the obvious underdog.

“Masyado na kaming undermanned. Andami nang nawala sa amin. Kaya tignan na lang natin kung ano mangyayari,” added De Ocampo, who disclosed that taking on the versatile Macklin will be one of the toughest assignments he will face this conference.

“Ang laki nun. Tapos malakas. Mahirap bantayan. Paano namin pipigilan yun? Hindi namin alam,” said De Ocampo, seemingly trying to find an answer to his own question.

The sweet-shooting member of Gilas Pilipinas recalled having taken on Macklin defensively in the Tropang Texters’ Game Two win.

“Dalawang beses ko siya binantayan. Naka-score ng isa, tapos foul pa ko sa isa,” added De Ocampo.

As for Talk `N Text’s new import, De Ocampo can only hope Mitchell can live up to his billing as a real scorer and the reigning NBA D-League Rookie of the Year.

“Tignan natin sa laro. Hindi ko pa kasi siya nakasama sa scrimmage. Nasa Digos ako nun eh kasama ang Gilas. Pero sabi naman nila magaling nga daw,” he said.

For the young Al-Hussaini, the series is definitely the biggest challenge in his three-year PBA career.

“Siguro ito na nga yun. Sobrang bigat nun for me. Kasi si Macklin ang number one player ng Ginebra. Tapos malaki pa siya at malakas,” said Al-Hussaini, who is playing in his first conference with the Manny V. Pangilinan franchise.

“Pero tiwala naman ako sa samahan ng team namin. Alam ko alam din ng teammates ko na buong team ang involve sa pag-depensa kay Macklin. Kailangan talaga tulungan na lang kami,” he added.


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Re: TnT trio Peek, Al-Hussaini, de Ocampo face daunting task of stopping Macklin

Post by ruxs_14 on Wed May 08, 2013 12:34 am

grabeh tong tatlong to, sige focus lang kayo kay VMACK... nandyan pa si kerby oh baka nakakalimutan nyo

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Post by ruxs_14 on Wed May 08, 2013 12:36 am

tingin ko kahit si ali peek pa bumantay kay vmack mapapaaga ang pag graduate nya... tapos kng mahirapan man si vmack, nandyan si kerby para mag screen kay vmack at mag sswitch ang player ng tnt so si ranidel na ang bantay, mas gusto ko yun ganun plays para mas mapaaga din umupo ng bench si ranidel...

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Post by garrett_jax on Wed May 08, 2013 9:06 am

malalaman na lang yan mamayang gabi .............. sana advantage ang ginebra sa pagpapalit ng import ng tnt ...........

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Post by betterhalf on Wed May 08, 2013 9:40 am

tingin ko idouble si vmack mamaya..kaya dapat ung shooting ng ginebra sa labas maganda..

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Post by MR. FAST on Wed May 08, 2013 10:08 am

Pano nila pipigilan ang mga alley oop kay V-mack ang liliit nila

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Post by betterhalf on Wed May 08, 2013 10:13 am

hack a mack isa rin sa mga strategy na gagawin ng tnt

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Post by ruxs_14 on Wed May 08, 2013 10:55 am

hindi tumalab ang tatlo depensa kay vmack nun 1st game kaya ayun natambakan agad ang tnt kasi open ang mga shooter natin... pero nun game 2 one on one na lang ang defense kay vmack kaya hindi din masyado maka puntos ang guards and forwards natin kasi bantay sarado na din sila pero sa game mamaya tingin ko baka bumalik yun depensa ginawa nila kay vmack nun game 1 at nun last meeting ng ginebra at tnt nun elimination...

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Post by MR. FAST on Wed May 08, 2013 10:58 am

Ang tanging advantage lang ng TNT dito, di pa alam ng ginebra pano to maglaro, sana hindi magulat si coach al pano babantayan yung import nilang bago.. bahala na si H-bomb at Wilson sa kanya..

Si V-mack naman i-foul trouble kagad yung mga bumabantay sa kanya

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Post by betterhalf on Wed May 08, 2013 11:53 am

biglang nagka advantage ang ginebra sa seryeng ito

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Post by garrett_jax on Wed May 08, 2013 11:56 am

basta gumanda ang shooting ni LA mamaya, siguradong panalo ang ginebra ...........

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Post by neljimz on Wed May 08, 2013 12:13 pm

basta wag kakampante, at mas lalo patindihin ang kanilang depensa laban sa TNT..

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