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B-Meg defeats TNT in Dubai

Philippine Basketball Association 36th Season
2011 Governors Cup
B-Meg Llamados vs Talk N Text Tropang Texters
B-Meg defeats Talk N Text, 111-105

Darnell Hinson scored 26 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in his debut for B-Meg but it was the steady shooting of James Yap with 32 points (12/21 from the field) and the rebounding of Marc Pingris (12 rebounds) and Joe Devance (17 rebounds) who helped give Talk N Text their first defeat in the PBA Governors Cup.

The Llamados trailed in the 1st half because of turnovers (15 in the 1st half) but came back in the second half and notched their second straight win and now with 3 wins and 2 losses.

4 players in Talk N Text scored 20 or more points but most of those points came in the 1st half where Talk N Text controlled the tempo of the game.

Rafi Reavis played in his 1st game for the Llamados in the current PBA Governors Cup and scored 2 points.

Game scores:
B-Meg 111 – J. Yap 32, Hinson 26, Pingris 17, Devance 16, Simon 9, Allado 4, R. Yap 3, Reavis 2,
Villanueva 2, Gaco 0, Fernandez 0.

Talk N Text 105 – Castro 24, Baker 20, De Ocampo 20, Carey 20, Williams 10, Alvarez 4, Fonacier
3, Alapag 2, Aban 2, Peek 0, Lao 0, Oreta 0.

Quarters: 21-29; 53-56; 82-74; 111-105.

Next Game: B-Meg vs TNT in Dubai

B-Meg Llamados vs Talk N Text Tropang Texters
Thursday, June 30, 7pm, Dubai, UAE

Current Standing:
B-Meg Llamados: 2 wins, 2 losses (tied for 4th place)
Talk N Text Tropang Texters: 3 wins, 0 losses (1st place)

Import Matchup:
Darnell Hinson vs Maurice Baker, Baker has been solid for TNT and led the team to 3 wins and we still do not know how Hinson will gel with the team.

Rafi Reavis will play for the 1st time this conference and will surely be a big help in stopping the penetration of Talk N Text. James Yap and Joe Devance will continue to play well for the Llamados. Since this is the first time that Darnell Hinson will play, I believe he will outplay Baker and lead the team to a 2 point win over Talk N Text.