Here are the live scores, updates, and results of the 2022 PBA Commissioner’s Cup between the Talk ‘N Text TNT Tropang Giga and the Blackwater Bossing scheduled on October 22, 2022, at 4:30 PM live from the PhilSports Arena in Pasig City, Metro Manila.
The Tropang Giga will try to snag another victory to strengthen their top-eight position in the ongoing tournament while the Bossings wanted to show who the boss is in this afternoon bout as they try to improve their win count to four.
For the first after getting traded prior to the start of the 2022 PBA Commissioner’s Cup conference, Troy Rosario will face his former team which he served since 2015. That might be one of the anticipated features of today’s match however there is a slight chance that this may be halted as the former second-overall pick got an injury.
“Day-to-day si Troy because of plantar fasciitis, pero susubukan daw niya,” said Bossing’s head coach Ariel Vanguardia. “Tingnan natin sa shootaround how he feels.”
The much improved Blackwater will try to hit a goal that can ignite a winning streak as the tournament is approaching its next phase.
“So far, rollercoaster pa rin kami,” said Bossing coach Ariel Vanguardia on the eve of the match. “Kailangan ma-break namin ‘yung trend na iyon and mag-back-to-back naman kami.”
To contain Talk ‘N Text, coach Vanguardia used the match between TNT and NLEX to identify the weak spot of their today’s opponent. Though Vanguardia didn’t give much detail yet if we look at the stat sheet of the said duel we can see that the KaTropa got dominated by the Road Warriors’ bench points production. The squad of head coach Chot Reyes got outscored 52-34.
Also, by watching the replay, NLEX used a zone defense to slow down TNT, resulting in a 37-of-100 or 37 percent shooting from the field.
“We’re hoping that our gameplan works against them,” Vanguardia said. “Kasi NLEX kind of showed us how to beat them so iyun. Tingnan namin kung iyung mga napulot namin mai-apply sa kanila.”