The Talk ‘N Text KaTropa is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the Alaska Aces at 7:00 P.M. on October 18, 2019 live from the Ynares Center-Antipolo in the City of Antipolo.
The KaTropa wanted to continue their winning streak and keep their ownership of the top of the standings while the Aces wanted to leave the cellar of the tournament and improve their 1-5 record when the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup continues in Ynares Center this evening.
The TNT KaTropa made a statement and the reason why until now they’re still having zero in their loss column. That’s because they know how to close-out games and can’t be easily beaten.
That scenario was seen when coach Bong Ravena and his wards took care of the Meralco Bolts. They were down by 19 points then TNT import KJ McDaniels the way to victory and everybody followed.
McDaniels dropped huge numbers in that match where he torched the Bolts with his career-high in the PBA with 51 points.
“Everybody knew him before he arrived here. So he’s just doing what’s expected of him,” said Meralco coach Norman Black.
For Alaska on the other hand, coach Jeffrey Cariaso finally got his first win as the Aces new head coach.
“I’m happy to get the monkey off our backs,” said Cariaso. “Hopefully, we’ll be able to sustain the effort.”
Their victory was boosted by the return of Jeron Teng who missed five games due to a hamstring injury.
“It was a struggle for me seeing my teammates losing games and I couldn’t do anything because I was sidelined with an injury. So I just want to really help them win,” said Teng.
Teng registered 18 points in his return to the PBA hardcourt.