A walk in the park.
That’s what Talk ‘N Text had when it hardly broke a sweat in manhandling listless Meralco in carving an impressive 105-91 rout last night for its second straight win in the 2015 Philippine Basketball Association Philippine Cup at the Philsports Arena in Pasig City.
Four Texters tallied in twin-digits, led by Matt Ganuelas-Rosser who had a game-high 19 points along with six rebounds off the bench while Mo Tautuaa almost had a double-double with 18 points and nine rebounds. The other two are Jayson Castro with 15 and Troy Rosario with 14 as a reserve.
Talk ‘N Text improved to 2-1 in a four-way logjam with NLEX, GlobalPort and San Miguel.
The hapless Bolts, meanwhile, still couldn’t catch a break as they remain winless and fell further at the bottom at 0-3.
“We played better than our last two games. Mas maganda ipinakita namin,’’ said Talk ‘N Text coach Jong Uichico of his team’s performance. “We’re all continuing to progress and understand each other as we go and this will help.’’
From the get-go, the loaded Tropang Texters showed their sister team absolutely no love as they pounced hard right away and made sure that they will cruise the rest of the way.
Behind 10 quick points from Ganuelas-Rosser, Talk ‘N Text ignited a dazzling 23-3 surge to end the first period and zoom to a commanding 33-17 spread heading into the second period.
The Tropang Texters carried their momentum into the second frame by ripping the game apart, , 52-25, in the middle of the period after another 19-8 blast.
By halftime, Talk ‘N Text’s cushion stood at 22 points, 60-38, and it never looked back from there as it kept pounding Meralco in the second half all the way to the final buzzer.
In that exceptional first half, the Tropang Texters had seven triples and they scored on 14 points off turnovers after forcing the helpless Bolts to 13 errors.
Castro, Tautuaa, Ganuelas-Rosser and Larry Fonacier combined for 41 points for Talk ‘N Text in the first half as the foursome led the charge for their squad.
Talk ‘N Text was never in harm’s way as the slumping Bolts just didn’t provide any threat.
Slotman Rabeh Al-Hussaini led Meralco with his team-high 16 points and five rebounds.
Meanwhile, the Beermen (2-1) are currently looking move ahead to solo third as they are currently battling Blackwater (1-2) as of this report.