The TNT KaTropa has logged another victory and now in a commanding 2-0 series lead after they beat Barangay Ginebra San Miguel, 88-71.
Talk ‘N Text picked up where they left off and that’s when they controlled Game 1 late in the fourth quarter where they climbed back after got buried by double-digit points.
TNT ignited right from the get-go in Game 2 of their best-of-five series as Roger Ray Pogoy unleashed his long-range bombing. Likewise, Troy Rosario continues to be a reliable forward as his damage created under the basket adds confusion to the defense of Ginebra.
Terrence Jones also had his moments though he only scored 15 points yet his playmaking and rebounding are both big pluses for his squad.
Then there’s Jayson Casto who was named as the Best Player of the Game where he registered 20 points, four rebounds, and five assists.
However, the biggest asset of coach Bong Ravena squad is their ability to score from the three-point area.
A total of 44 attempts were made by the KaTropa and 16 of those were converted. That’s a total of 48 points compared to their 28 markers scored inside the paint.
That could be the area where coach Tim Cone and his troops need to focus on as they prepare themselves for Game 3 which is set on Tuesday.
Justin Brownlee led the Gin Kings with his 25 points and 13 boards but not enough to tie the series and back to square one.
Gin Kings sharpshooter Jeff Chan is back in action after got sidelined due to injury. He logged ten minutes but was held scoreless.
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TNT KaTropa vs Ginebra Game 2 Semi-Finals Box Score
Quarters: 21-21 | 51-42 | 68-55 | 88-71
KaTropa (88) – Castro 20, Pogoy 18, Rosario 16, Jones 15, Heruela 11, Trollano 5, Reyes 3, Taha 0, D. Semerad 0, Casino 0
Gin Kings (71) – Brownlee 25, Aguilar 14, Thompson 13, Tenorio 11, Slaughter 4, Pringle 2, Mariano 2, Devance 0, Chan 0, Caguioa 0, Teodoro 0