Talk 'n Text draws first blood in Comm Cup finals against Rain Or Shine

By Ivan Saldajeno

PASAY--Talk 'n Text showed its championship form and took Game 1 of the best-of-seven PBA Commissioner's Cup finals series against Rain Or Shine with a 99-92 win on Wednesday night at the Mall of Asia Arena.

The Tropang Texters led from start to finish and stretched their advantage over the Elasto Painters to as high as 13 points before settling for the seven-point margin.

Ranidel De Ocampo led Talk 'n Text with 24 points, while Ivan Johnson added 23.

Wayne Chism had a game-high 34 points for Rain Or Shine.

Box Scores:

Talk 'n Text 99-De Ocampo 24, Johnson 23, Castro 14, Rosser 10, Fonacier 8, Williams 8, Washington 5, Alas 5, Carey 2, Aban 0

Rain Or Shine 92-Chism 34, Lee 13, Almazan 9, Chan 8, Tang 6, Norwood 5, Tiu 5, Ibanes 4, Arana 3, Belga 2, Quinahan 2, Jerv. Cruz 1, Uyloan 0, Jeri. Cruz 0

Quarterscores: 28-23, 49-41, 76-70, 99-92