All-Filipino TNT topples Meralco behind Castro, Romeo

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first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netANTIPOLO—TNT didn’t need an import to escape Meralco, 92-90, in the PBA Governors’ Cup Sunday at Ynares Center in Antipolo.The KaTropa, who sent home underforming import Mike Glover, improved to 1-1 after losing to NLEX in their first game, 103-90, while the Bolts dropped to 1-1.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH duel vs China ‘just another game’ for debuting Clarkson Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins 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 Durham had another 20-20 mark of 27 points and 22 rebounds to go along eight assists for the Bolts.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Jayson Castro and Terrence Romeo connected in the game’s most crucial plays that allowed the KaTropa to take a massive sigh of relief after the earlier minutes of a tumultuous fourth quarter.With Niño Canaleta guarding him on the right wing, Castro drove to the paint and kicked the ball to the open Romeo, who drilled a three that gave TNT a 90-85 lead with 18.2 seconds left to cap the KaTropa’s 8-0 run.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’It was also Castro who tied the game at 85 with a 3-pointer from the left wing with 1:42 left to play.TNT head coach Nash Racela said rebounding became their priority in the final two minutes after seeing Meralco import Allen Durham dominate the boards. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced View comments “Durham was really imposing himself in the fourth quarter and getting a lot off offensive rebounds so during the timeout what we talked about was end every defensive possession with a rebound,” said Racela. “And I think we did that in the last two possessions.”Troy Rosario was able to take Chris Newsome’s miss and that defensive board that led to Castro’s game-tying three-point shot.And Castro once again got himself involved, this time on the defensive end when he stole the ball from Durham with 43 seconds left before dishing it out to Romeo for the clutch triple.Romeo finished with 23 points, eight rebounds, and 10 assists for TNT while Roger Pogoy had 19 points and five boards.Castro had 16 points, five rebounds, and six assists to add to the KaTropa’s tally while Rosario pitched in 13 points.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img

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