#PBA2015 Commish Cup Finals Game 1 Roundup

The Talk N Text Tropang Texers drew first blood in the 2015 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals, leaning on the sublime production of Ranide De Ocampo to defeat Rain or Shine.


Ranidel De Ocampo took over as TNT got Game 1.
(image from GMA News Online)

Game recap (adapted from Interkasyon):

TALK N TEXT TROPANG TEXTERS over RAIN OR SHINE ELASTO-PAINTERS, 99-92
Box scores.
The Talk ‘N Text Tropang Texters, behind a strong showing from veteran Ranidel De Ocampo, drew first blood against Rain or Shine, 99-92, to take an early 1-0 lead in their best-of-seven PBA Commissioner’s Cup finals series on Wednesday in the Mall of Asia Arena.

De Ocampo led Talk ‘N Text with 24 points on just 13 field goal attempts. He scored six of the last nine of the Tropang Texters’ points as he helped put the game away in the end.

Import Ivan Johnson added 23 points, 12 rebounds, and 5 assists, while Jayson Castro had 14 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists to help lead the way.

Rain or Shine had its share of struggles in the game as they turned the ball over 17 times, leading to 15 points off turnovers for Talk ‘N Text. The Elasto Painters also missed 15 free throws, shooting a mere 54.5% from the charity stripe.

Talk ‘N Text got off to another one of their hot shooting starts. They knocked down four three-pointers – two from Larry Fonacier – in the first five minutes of the game as they jumped out to a 17-9 lead.

Rain or Shine import Wayne Chism, who had 14 points at the break, matched that output in the third quarter as they closed back in, 76-70, heading into the final period.

They came to as close as five points in the fourth quarter, but a late 10-4 run from the Tropang Texters, highlighted by a triple from Castro and a three-point play from De Ocampo, restored a double-digit margin with one minute left to play.

Chism finished with 24 points and 16 rebounds, but he turned the ball over five times. Paul Lee finished with 13 points, but only two came after halftime.

Line of the Game: Wayne Chism (ROS) - 34pts, 15rebs, 2blks, 2stls, 1ast, 13/20 FGs.

Paul Lee meets a lot of resistance in Game 1.
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Matt Ganuelas-Rosser got back into the groove of things in Game 1.
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Wayne Chism's big game went down the drain as ROS lost.
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Jayson Castro had a relatively pedestrian outing in Game 1, but TNT still managed to pull out the win.
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