|Talk N Text guard Jayson Castro attempts a lay-up against the defense of San Mig's Yancy de Ocampo. Photo by Nuki Sabio, PBA Images.
MANILA, Philippines -- Governors Cup champ San Mig Coffee picked up from where it left off in the elims, blasting all-Filipino three-peat titlist Talk n Text, 90-83, in the opener of their own best-of-three quarters faceoff.
The Super Coffee Mixers stoked the fire of their four-game closing romp in the elims and moved in the threshold of the Final Four.
PJ Simon went 7-of-14 from the field and finished with a game-high 20 points that went with seven rebounds for the Mixers who repeated their 100-87 conquest of the Tropang Texters last Friday.
“We had a pretty good start and we played well from start to finish,” said San Mig Coffee coach Tim Cone.
“I wish it was a knockout game.
Hopefully, we can repeat on Friday. We’ve got to figure out how to beat them one more time,” Cone added.
SAN MIG SUPER COFFEE 90 - Simon 20, Devance 12, Barroca 11, Yap 11, Pingris 10, De Ocampo 9, Mallari 6, Sangalang 6, Melton 5, Reavis 0.
TALK N' TEXT 83 - Castro 24, Seigle 15, Alapag 12, De Ocampo 11, Canaleta 8, Fonacier 5, Williams 4, Carey 4, Aban 0, Peek 0, Reyes R. 0, Reyes J. 0.
Quarters: 15-13, 40-32, 69-60, 90-83