TNT Tropang Giga guard RR Pogoy dropped 45 points against the Alaska Aces in the 2020 PBA Philippine Cup restart.
The pride of Cebu swished 10 three-pointers in the game along with eight rebounds and was instrumental in their second-quarter comeback after got buried as much as 17 points in the opening quarter.
Jayson Castro finished the job started by Pogoy especially when the Cebuano hotshot was forced to be pulled out after a head collision with the Aces Michael DiGregorio in the fourth quarter. Castro chipped in with 28 points where he only missed twice in his 2-point attempts (7-of-9).
Both squads started the game full of energy and their excitement to finally return to the basketball court is evident. It seems that they wanted to shrug the rust as early as possible to gain a good start in the league’s restart.
Alaska surprised the Tropang Giga early in the game and had their largest lead yet they were unable to protect it as Pogoy got unleashed and was sizzling hot from downtown.
The Aces had a balanced attack where four of its players scored at least 15 points. Abu Tratter showcased his low post strength where he led his squad with 17 points yet he must work more on his rebounding in order for him to be a complete 20-10 caliber.
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Both DiGregorio and Rob Herndon had 16 points while Vic Manuel who sported a new facial look as well as new jersey number finished with 15 points and 5 rebounds.
The next game for TNT is on October 13 versus the Terrafirma Dyip while the Aces is scheduled against the Meralco Bolts on October 14.
TNT vs Alaska Box Score
Tropang Giga (100) – Enciso 2, De Leon 4, Semerad 4, Pogoy 45, Rosario 9, Erram 4, Reyes 2, Castro 28
Aces (95) – Tratter 17, DiGregorio 16, Manuel 15, Casio 2, Racal 8, Herndon 16, Ebona 4, Teng 3, Marcelino 5, Galliguez 2, Ayaay 2, Brondial 5