Michael Madanly powered Talk ‘N Text’s 124-117 win over Phoenix Petroleum to stretch its winning streak to six on Friday in the Philippine Basketball Association Season 41 Governors’ Cup at the Ynares Sports Center in Antipolo City.
Madanly finished with 30 points including eight triples plus two steals. Mychal Lemar Ammons had 22 points, 18 rebounds and three assists also for the Texters.
“It is still a long way to go,” said Talk ‘N Text coach Jong Uichico during the postgame interview. “We shot very well especially Mike (Mandaly). He made shots to break the game open. We know they can score. We had a defensive mindset in the second half.”
Forward Ranidel De Ocampo scored 17 points, rookie Kris Rosales 13 points while Jayson Castro contributed 11 points and eight assists.
“We are just trying to win as many games as we can, we’re trying to maintain concentration in practice and in the game. We want to keep it at a high no matter what is happening in the game. We want to keep our focus,” added Uichico.
Phoenix’s import Eugene Phelps scored a game-high 49 points, 18 rebounds and four assists. The Fuel Masters’ win-loss record fell to 2-4.
Talk ‘N Text shot more accurately than Phoenix (53 percent-45 percent).
The Tropang Texters also outscored Phoenix from the three-point zone, (19-11), rebounds (49-43), assists (26-17) and second chance points (20-9).
Simon Enciso scored 17 points including five treys while Lee Gwan Hee had 15 points for Phoenix.