#PBA2015 Govs Cup Roundup: May 26, 2015

Asian imports came up big in tonight’s action from the 2015 PBA Governors’ Cup as Kia dumped Blackwater and Talk N Text dropped NLEX.

Game recap (adapted from Interaksyon):

Box scores.
The Kia Carnival leaned on big performances from their two imports as they escaped a double-overtime duel with fellow expansion squad Blackwater, 83-76, on Wednesday at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City.

Asian import Jet Chang of Taiwan led the way with 25 points, 6 rebounds, and 4 assists, while Senegalese center Hamady N’Diaye posted monster numbers of 16 points, 23 rebounds, and 9 blocks in the win.

N’Diaye and Karl Dehesa each scored four points in the second extra period, where the Elite only scored a mere two points.

It was the second consecutive win for Kia, which improved to 3-1 for the Governors’ Cup, tying Alaska for second place in the standings.

Blackwater dropped to the bottom of the standings with a 1-4 slate.

Line of the Game: Hamady N’Diaye (KIA) - 16pts, 23rebs, 9blks, 1ast, 1stl, 7/11 FGs.

Hamady N'Diaye had a huge game, blocking nine shots for Kia.
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Jet Chang had his best outing in the PBA last night as Kia tagged another win over Blackwater.
(image by Paul Ryan Tan/Sports5)

Raphy Reyes and the rest of the Elite remain at the bottom of the standings.
(image by Paul Ryan Tan/Sports5)

Box scores.
The Talk ‘N Text Tropang Texters got a big lift with the return of Jayson Castro, the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Best Player of the Conference, as they got past sister team NLEX, 108-89, on Tuesday at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City.

Castro tallied 19 points alongside five rebounds and five assists in a little over 28 minutes off the bench to help his team improve grab a share of second place alongside Alaska and Kia (3-1).

Import Steffphon Pettigrew led the way with 26 points, while several other players finished in double-figures for the Texters.

Ranidel De Ocampo posted 12 points alongside team-highs of 8 rebounds and 8 assists, while Kelly Williams added 11. Rookie Matt Ganuelas-Rosser and Asian import Sam Daghles each added 10 markers.

Asi Taulava had a monster game with 25 points and 13 rebounds, while imports Kwame Alexander and Michel Madanly both had 22, but these weren’t enough for NLEX as the Road Warriors dropped to 1-4.

Line of the Game: Kwame Alexander (NLX) - 22pts, 16rebs, 1ast, 1stl, 1blk.

Jayson Castro's return buoyed another winning performance for the Texters.
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Michel Madanly popped the cap with 22 points, but NLEX still fell against its sister team.
(image by Paul Ryan Tan/Sports5)

Top Jordanian playmaker Sam Daghlas continues to play solid ball for the Texters.
(image by Paul Ryan Tan/Sports5)

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