PBA semis open today

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Monday, April 28, 2014


MANILA—Rain or Shine faces Talk ‘N Text, the only undefeated team in the conference, in Game 1 of the 39th PBA Commissioner’s Cup semifinal series at the Araneta Coliseum tonight.

The Tropang Texters won 10 straight games in the import-laden conference and enjoy the psychological edge when they battle the Elasto Painters in the lone game at 8 p.m.

Coach Norman Black’s squad defeated Coach Yeng Guiao’s team, 85-82, in their only meeting in the elimination round last April 9.

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The other semis match pits San Mig Coffee and Air 21 Express, which will start Tuesday also at 8 p.m. at the Mall of Asia Arena.

But Guiao said that the playoff is a different ball game and the whole team worked hard to reach the semis for the fourth time.

“We got to the semifinals in a different and hard way. We are going up against the best team in the conference right now (Talk ‘N Text). We are taking it as a challenge. We have been working hard for this. If we want to be the best team then we have to beat the best team,” said Guiao.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on April 28, 2014.

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