The Defending Champ San Mig Coffee Mixers defeats Talk n’ Text in game 1 on May 9, 2014 Friday nights. The Mixers takes down the Tropang Texters on game 1 Finals Opener of the 2014 PBA Commissioner’s Cup with the final score of 95-80. “We carried over our momentum from our last game. I thought that carried over and that kind of gave us that mental lift,” Head Coach Tim Cone said to reporters.
San Mig Coffee head coach Tim Cone said to the interviewer: “And then they obviously weren’t sharp tonight. They made some uncharacteristic turnovers, missed some uncharacteristic threes that normally they would make and the game kind of turned on those things and that just fueled our momentum when they struggled a little bit,” according to sports.inquirer.net.
Players of San Mig Coffee who contributed points in game 1 on 2014 Commissioner’s Cup Finals; PJ Simon and a rookie Ian Sangalang combine 18 points on last quarter, Mark Barroca 12 points, 8 rebounds, James Yap take the leads and the help of six players with the double-figure scoring.
Talk N’ Text head coach Norman Black said; “I thought the San Mig Coffee was much more aggressive tonight than we were. They really denied us what we wanted to do on offense and the really deserved to win this game. They came out and played with a lot of defensive intensity,” according to reporters. TNT will fight back in Game 2 and show their speed with match up strategy.
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