PBA Semifinals: Purefoods defeats Talk N Text, lead series 1-0

Purefoods Star Hotshots defeated Talk N Text Tropang Texters, 100-94
2015 PBA Commissioners Cup Semifinals
Best-of-Five Series Game 1
April 1, 2015 – Smart Araneta Coliseum

Denzel Bowles

Best Player: Denzel Bowles (49 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists and 2 blocks)

Import Match-up:
-Denzel Bowles (49 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists and 2 blocks)
-Ivan Johnson (33 points and 8 rebounds)

Highlights:
-James Yap with 18 points for Purefoods (2/3 from 3)
-Alex Mallari with 8 points, 10 assists and 5 rebounds
-Jayson Castro with 19 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists for Talk N Text
-Marc Pingris with 8 points and 6 rebounds but had an ankle injury in the 2nd half
-Peter June Simon with 5 points
-Mark Barroca with 4 points including a crucial follow-up no look shot with a minute left in the game
-Ranidel de Ocampo with 15 points and 13 rebounds
-Kevin Alas and Larry Fonacier with 9 points each
-Purefoods lead series 1-0

Scores:
Purefoods 100 – Bowles 49, Yap 18, Mallari 8, Pingris 6, Simon 5, Barroca 4, Melton 3, Devance 3, Reavis 2, Maliksi 2, Pennisi 0.

Talk N Text 94 – Johnson 33, Castro 19, De Ocampo 15, Alas 9, Fonacier 9, Rosser 7, Washington 2, Williams 0, Seigle 0, Aban 0.

Quarters: 33-17, 51-36, 81-70, 100-94