Talk ‘N’ Text rallied in the fourth quarter to beat Barangay Ginebra, 95-92, in Game 1 of their best-of-five semifinal series in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Friday night.
Troy Rosario and import Terence Jones sank 24 baskets each to power the KaTropa against the defending champion and take a 1-0 lead in the series.
Gin Kings import Justin Brownlee cut the KaTropa’s lead by a single point, 92-93, through a split in the charity line with 39 seconds left, but Jones won a rebound scramble and scored on a layup with 10.9 seconds left to ice the game for TNT.
Joe DeVance had the chance to tie the score with 10.9 seconds left but his shot bounced off the rim.
Brownlee led Ginebra with 23 points and 15 rebounds.