DESPITE San Mig's struggles in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup, Denzel Bowles said the team always finds a way to win, more so when it's against Talk ‘N Text.
“This is a game we really needed. The last game (against Barako Bull) was supposed to be a gimme game for us, but we always get up when it’s Talk ‘N Text,” Bowles said after San Mig's come-from-behind 83-82 win over the Texters on Wednesday night.
Bowles had a bad shooting night, finishing with just 18 points on 5-of-15 shooting, but his key 20-foot jump shot off Ali Peek sparked the Mixers’ endgame rally.
San Mig now holds a 2-0 edge of Talk ‘N Text in the two team’s head-to-head matchup this conference, having also scored a 90-82 win during their first meeting.
It was also the Texters who San Mig beat in last year's Finals, which went the full seven games.
Bowles, last season’s best import, said he hopes this victory would spark a revival of sorts for a team that has been anything but inconsistent in the mid-season tournament.
“We just wanted to get a win and try to stay out of the last spot (in the standings) or we’ll need to have to win twice (in the playoffs),” he added.