Here are the live scores, updates, and results of the 2020 PBA Philippine Cup between the Phoenix Super LPG Fuel Masters and the TNT Tropang Giga, scheduled on November 20, 2020, at 6:30 PM.
The third-seeded TNT Tropang Giga will be gunning for a 2-0 series advantage in their joust with the second-seeded Phoenix Super LPG Fuel Masters, who played without their main scorer Matthew Wright who hurt his right ankle in the first quarter and did not come back.
Jayson Castro scored when it needed the most, finishing with 20 points to get their semifinal push in the PBA bubble on a winning note, 95-92.
“We’re glad that Jayson, really, his seniority really stepped up tonight, his leadership. Yun ang mga kailangan namin with Jayson. Execution, making good decisions,” said TNT head coach Bong Ravena.
“We’re just fortunate na na-shoot niya ‘yung very important baskets,” Ravena added.
As expected, the encounter between Phoenix and TNT, two of the highest-scoring teams in the league, was a defensive slugfest. TNT shot just 36.1% from the field, and Phoenix Super LPG was a shade better at 36.3%.
Leading all scorers was RJ Jazul, who contributed 21 points in a losing effort. Jason Perkins finished with 15 points and 10 rebounds. Abueva played just 21 minutes due to foul trouble and had 13 points and nine boards.