Saturday, December 17, 2011
Knock Out Game Between The Llamados and the Tigers
Surviving their first do-or-die game Wednesday, the Powerade Tigers are confident they can make it two in a row to steal a seat in the semifinals.
Pushed to the wall, the B-Meg Llamados, meanwhile, express readiness to overcome adversity and preserve order in the playoff seedings.
The Tigers and the Llamados knock each other out in a lone game in the PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinals Sunday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Game time is 6 p.m.
Powerade forced the sudden death in stopping B-Meg, 97-88, at the start of the Philippine Cup post-elims plays Wednesday.
“Our first win was one of the measures of how far we have gone as a team. Our ability to close out the series against the No. 1 team would be a testament to our character,” said Powerade coach Bo
“We believe that we have what it takes to win this game,” Perasol added.
“The team was caught by the law of averages after winning its last eight games. But I’m hopeful they will bounce back Sunday,” said B-Meg top official Rene Pardo.
Talk n Text secured the first slot in the semis in nipping Barako Bull, 81-79, also on Wednesday.
The Tropang Texters now await the winner in the Petron Blaze-Meralco confrontation. The Boosters are 1-0 up following a 91-84 victory Friday.
Gary David scattered 32 points -- all in the first three quarters, Marcio Lassiter added 24 points while Doug Kramer contributed 13 rebounds and 10 points to lead the Powerade charge versus B-Meg
The Tigers handed the Llamados the sorry loss on the day coach Tim Cone turned 54.
On the eve of the match, Cone said the key would be to be sharp right at the get-go. Coming out sharp, however, were the Tigers.
David and company outworked and outfought the Llamados, taking the half at 50-39 and were hardly threatened the rest of the way.
James Yap hit his strides a bit late, topscoring for B-Meg with 21, 15 coming in the final half.
The two-time MVP winner bled for his points in the first half, going 2-of-11 from the field. (SB)