Philippine Basketball Association 36th Season
2010-2011 Philippine Cup Semifinals Game 4
B-Meg Derby Ace Llamados vs Talk N Text Tropang Texters
Derby Ace defeats Talk N Text 98-93
MVP James Yap led B-Meg Derby Ace Llamados to a win versus the Talk N Text Tropang Texters with 26 points, but it was Rico Maierhofer and Marc Pingris who set the tone for the game and grabbed crucial rebounds in the 4th quarter to tie this best-of-seven semifinals series at 2-2.
Marc Pingris had a double double with 13 points and 11 rebounds while Rookie of the Year Rico Maierhofer scored 10 points and grabbed 7 rebounds (6 offensive). With the series now tied at 2-2, it is now just a best-of-three series with the winner of Game 5 this Wednesday gaining an upper hand.
Derby Ace had their biggest lead at 21, 66-45 in the 3rd quarter but Talk N Text battled back in the 4th led by Jimmy Alapag who scored 22 points in the game. B-Meg must improve their free throw shooting in their next game, since they missed 16 free throws in Game 4.
Special mention goes to Nino “KG” Canaleta who also had a double double with 19 points and 13 rebounds.
Best Player of the Game: James Yap 26 pts. 4 rebs. 3 assts.
Derby Ace 98 – Yap J 26, Canaleta 19, Simon 16, Pingris 13, Maierhofer 10, Allado 8, Villanueva 5, Timberlake 1, Yap R 0
Talk N Text 93 – Alapag 22, Peek 17, Fonacier 15, Castro 11, Reyes 11, Williams 6, Aban 5, Carey 3, De Ocampo 2, Dillinger 1, Alvarez 0