Here are the live scores, updates, and results of the 2022 PBA Philippine Cup Finals Game 2 between the San Miguel Beermen and the Talk ‘N Text TNT Tropang Giga scheduled on August 24, 2022, at 5:45 PM.
The Beermen will try to even the series at 1-all after tonight’s buzzer while the Tropang Giga will try to make it a repeat and take a commanding 2-0 advantage when the PBA All-Filipino Cup Finals returns at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Many considered him that he already passed his prime yet looks like the man who is known as the “Blur” is far from hanging his sneakers. Jayson Castro threw a dagger shot in Game 1 and sent many SMB fans in tears after TNT edged San Miguel by just a shot, 86-84.
However, after netizens posted several images of the frame-by-frame shot online seems like that Castro failed to beat the buzzer. Yet, as per PBA officials’ interpretation, the shot attempt did go in.
“‘Yung technical committee did a frame-by-frame, slow motion review of the different video angles that were provided by TV5. This is the only official means of determining such a situation and we do not base our review on a still picture,” said Deputy Commissioner Eric Castro.
“In the PBA guidelines, when the backboard is equipped with red lighting around its perimeter, the lighting takes precedence over the game clock signal sound. ‘Yun ang main purpose ng backlight ng backboard that’s why we have that. That’s also what we use (FIBA rules) since we apply the backlight,” he added.
Without a doubt, Talk ‘N Text will use the momentum they have built in the series opener moving forward. However, there’ll be one major challenge they have to face: the absence of head coach Chot Reyes. The veteran bench tactician is with the Gilas Pilipinas in Lebanon for the fourth window of 2023 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers.
San Miguel could use that to their advantage and reduce their series to a best-of-five showdown.
Beermen’s main man June Mar Fajardo is putting behind what happened in Game 1 where his team mounted a surmountable lead as much as 15 points in the first half only to see it diminish as their opponent fought back led by TNT’s RR Pogoy.
“Wala na ‘yun,” said Fajardo. “‘Yung referee, table official, sila ang may nakakaalam. Kung counted ‘yun, counted .’yun. Kailangan mag-move on.”
Fajardo was in his usual “Kraken” mode where he dropped 24 points and 16 rebounds. CJ Perez was also spectacular with his 21 markers and six boards.
“Panalo talaga sila. Talo kami. Game One pa lang ‘yun. Marami pa kaming chance. May chance pa kami mag-bounce back. Bukas, may practice kami,” said Fajardo.