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Kelly Williams Powered Talk ‘N Text Past NLEX

by | Posted on: February 28th, 2018 | No Comments | Sports

Kelly Williams went beast mode against their sister team the NLEX Road Warriors and led his Talk ‘N Text KaTropa squad to a victory, 101-75.

Williams dropped 17 points along with his 16 monster rebounds to keep the chances of TNT to make it to the second round of the tournament. At the time of this writing, there will be a possible five team tie having a 5-6 win-loss record. PBA will use a quotient system to determine the final eight teams for the Quarterfinals.

This All-Filipino conference was a struggle for the KaTropa and coach Nash Racela admitted that. Also, Jayson Castro William and Troy Rosario got injured in the later part of the 2017-18 PBA Philippine Cup and as a result they absorbed more losses.

“We’ve been struggling offensively this conference and that’s no secret. I think the two-week break really helped us,” head coach Nash Racela said as the KaTropa snapped a three-game slide.

“Today, at least offensively we looked better than in our previous games. We needed a win for us to give ourselves a chance in the playoffs, and the only thing we can control is this game,” he added.

Newly joined KaTropa Jericho Cruz was spectacular in his debut for the Talk ‘N Text. He registered 17 points, 4 assists and 2 steals.

Cruz lobs it up to Williams for the alley-oop AND-1!

“I got a text from James na wag kang gigil, just be yourself and play, just relax and enjoy the game,” Cruz said, referring to Rain or Shine’s James Yap. “I put in the game and good results naman. At saka siyempre, yung tiwala ni (TNT) coach Nash (Racela) sa akin sobrang taas kaya gusto ko lang suklian.”

“Medyo nangangapa pa rin ako sa sistema ni coach Nash,” he said. “Yun nga medyo nung endgame pinasok pa niya ako para makuha ko yung vibes ng game. Pero eventually makukuha ko rin yun.”

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