The resilient Rain or Shine was able to reached Game 7 but failed to withstand Talk ‘N Text offense intensity paving the way for the Tropang Texters to win a historic double overtime championship on Wednesday at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum.
It was the 7th championship in Talk ‘N Text’s franchise history. The game was also the first ever double-overtime Game Seven in the history of the PBA.
Ranidel De Ocampo scored a career-high 34 points, import Ivan Johnson had 30 points and 11 rebounds while Best Player of the Conference Jayson Castro barely missed a triple-double with 23 points, nine rebounds and 12 assists.
De Ocampo exploded in the second overtime, where he scored the first eight points of his team. He drove to the basket and banked in a shot to open scoring before following it up with a three-pointer, 111-106.
Sophomore big man Raymond Almazan was brilliant finishing with 18 points and 10 rebounds while Paul Lee added 16 points. Jeff Chan, who missed the last two games because of an injury came in and contributed 11 points. He also hit a milestone hitting his 500th career three-pointer.
-Finals MVP Ranidel de Ocampo led TNT with 34 points including 8 in Double OT
-Ivan Johnson scored 30 points and grabbed 11 rebounds
-Jayson Castro with 24 points, 9 rebounds and 12 assists
-Larry Fonacier with 12 points
-Paul Lee with 38 points for ROS (7/15 from 3)
-Wayne Chism with 34 points and 29 rebounds
-Talk N Text won series 4-3
-1st Double OT Game 7 in PBA History
-7th Championship for the Talk N Text Franchise
Talk N Text 121 – De Ocampo 34, Johnson 30, Castro 24, Fonacier 12, Washington 10, Carey 9, Rosser 2, Alas 0, Miller 0.
Rain or Shine 119 – Lee 38, Chism 34, Tiu 10, Uyloan 8, Ibanes 8, Norwood 6, Arana 5, Cruz Jericho 4, Quinahan 4, Belga 2, Tang 0, Chan 0, Almazan 0.
Quarters: 29-21, 50-42, 76-69, 97-97, 106-106, 121-119
Source : SmartGilasBasketBall / TV5 Sports