2011 PBA Philippine Cup Semifinals: Texters Kept at Bay

Alex Cabagnot led the way as the Blazers tied
up their semis series with TNT at 1-1.
(image by Paolo Papa/InterAKTV.com)
Petron Blaze and Talk n Text had a reversal of roles in Game Two. This time, it was Petron who pulled through and hit the biggest shots in the endgame

Five Petron players delivered double-digit outputs with two coming through with double-double numbers. The Boosters opened a commanding spread early in the fourth quarter and overcame the Texters’ endgame chase for the series-tying win. The Boosters led by as many as 16 points before the Texters started converting desperation shots in the last few minutes.

Joseph Yeo had a big 2nd half to help deflate
the Texters' hopes for a 2-0 lead.
(image by Paul Ryan Tan/InterAKTV.com)

Alex Cabagnot, Joseph Yeo, Danny Ildefonso, Arwind Santos and Chris Lutz did the job for Petron.

Cabagnot topscored with 24 points while Ildefonso and Santos churned out double-double numbers, combining for 23 points and the same number of rebounds. Yeo contributed 17 points, including 11 in the final half while Lutz added 10 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists and 2 steals.

Only Jayson Castro logged good numbers for the TNT starters, making 15 points and 11 rebounds while the rest of his first five mates combined for only 8 markers.

Kelly Williams and the rest of TNT will have to show
a lot more effort to secure Game 3 against Petron.
(image by Paul Ryan Tan/InterAKTV.com)

Ildefonso played well coming off the bench, logging 12 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists against 3 turnovers. The two-time MVP winner capped his performance with a clutch jumper right in front of their bench, cooling down TnT’s rally at 89-84 with 20.5 ticks left.

PBB 91 - Cabagnot 24, Yeo 17, Ildefonso 12, Santos 11, Lutz 10,Miranda 7, Reyes 6, Tugade 4, Doruelo 0, Baclao 0.
TNT 89 - Alapag 17, Aguilar 15, Castro 15, Williams 13, Fonacier 12, De Ocampo 9, Peek 6, Reyes 2, Gamalinda 0, Dillinger 0, Carey 0.
QS: 26-18, 41-41, 66-57, 91-89

Source: Game recap was compressed and compiled from PBA.ph
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