WITH his team still not where he wants it to be, Jong Uichico wants Talk ‘N Text to double its efforts at this point.
Figuring in a tight battle for a spot in the next round in the 2016 Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup, the Texters are in a better spot after a crucial win Sunday night. For now.
Uichico hopes that the defending champion’s much-needed 85-80 victory over NLEX in its last outing is the spark that the team is looking for to start the consistent run he wants.
“We needed that win. I’m hoping we can get over the hump because we’re falling behind in the standings,” said Uichico. “Hopefully we can carry this in our next games.”
At the moment, Talk ‘N Text is in a four-way tie from spots 7 to 10 with Star, NLEX and Blackwater as they all have 3-4 marks. Only the top eight teams will advance to the quarterfinals.
Meanwhile, the Meralco Bolts have suspended guard Gary David for one game for insubordination.
The Bolts confirmed on their website that David was suspended by the management after refusing to play in the Bolts’ 99-104 loss to NLEX last Friday.
David rode the bench for the first three quarters before Meralco coach Norman Black asked him to enter the contest with around four minutes left. David reportedly refused to and informed Black that he didn’t want to be put in the game.