KaTropa bust Painters’ run

first_imgPBA IMAGESANTIPOLO CITY—Playing its first game in 25 days, TNT looked the sharper team against streaking Rain or Shine, carving out a 100-92 decision in Sunday’s PBA Philippine Cup action at Ynares Center here.Even without its marksman, national team mainstay Roger Pogoy, TNT managed to dictate the pace for most of the game. Jayson Castro and Troy Rosario, both fresh from their national team stint, tallied 20 points each.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title “We’ve been practicing really, really hard during the break,” coach Bong Ravena said in Filipino. “We want our team tofocus on defense and be consistent.”With the help of Jericho Cruz and Ryan Reyes, TNT erected a 17-point lead against the erstwhile coleaders of the tournament. Cruz finished with 15 points while Reyes added 10 more.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsBut Rain or Shine wasn’t the hottest team in the league for nothing—riding into the game on the saddle of a five-game winning streak. And even without star big man Raymond Almazan anchoring the middle, the Elasto Painters weren’t going down without a fight.Veteran James Yap and rookie Jjay Alejandro spearheaded a 17-4 run that pulled the Elasto Painters within four with 33 ticks left to play. Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra MOST READ LATEST STORIES But they eventually ran out of time to complete the comeback.In the other match, Alaska rebounded from big loss by coming out with an even bigger win, shredding crowd-favorite Barangay Ginebra, 104-78.The Aces, still with several key cogs decommissioned by injuries, got strong performances from Chris Banchero, Simon Enciso and a host of role players to tab their third win in five outings.The Kings dropped to 3-3.ADVERTISEMENT Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Abuan rules high jump for third Philippine gold in Isabela Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View commentslast_img

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