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PBA: Jayson Castro saves day as TNT Tropang Giga maintain off Converge FiberXers


TNT guard Jayson Castro. PBA IMAGES

MANILA, Philippines-Jayson Castro hit a troublesome floater with 2.6 ticks remaining to save lots of TNT from tough-as-nails Converge, 86-83, Sunday night time at Ynares Middle in Antipolo Metropolis.

The Tropang Giga cornerstone’s heroics rescued the membership from absorbing what may’ve been one other embarrassing outing by the defending Philippine Cup champions, as they have been in management for a lot of the contest.

“Due to his man beside me who discovered a option to rating in that ultimate play,” TNT coach Chot Reyes stated of his ward who completed with a team-best 17 factors to go along with 4 rebounds and three assists.

Castro’s shot allowed TNT to regain the lead after a few blunders dedicated by the younger FiberXers.

“Properly, within the total scheme of issues, with the opposite groups getting Ws, it’s at all times necessary for us to manage and keep up there within the successful column,” Reyes stated of the victory which had the membership bettering to 2-1.

“We nonetheless have a variety of video games left, but it surely’s necessary that the groups that we have now a very good probability to beat we’re capable of deal with. For me, that’s the significance of this ball recreation,” stated Reyes.

It was really a sorry loss for the younger FiberXers, who have been coming off a large upset towards convention bridesmaid Magnolia earlier this week. They slid to 1-2.

TNT hopes to get a streak going towards NLEX this Thursday once more on the hilltop venue.

Converge, in the meantime, goals to cease the bleeding when it goes up towards Meralco in that playdate’s nightcap.

The Scores

TNT 86 – Castro 17, Khobuntin 15, Rosario 13, Pogoy 12, Alejandro 10, Erram 9, Reyes 6, Ok. Williams 4, Marcelo 0, Ganuelas-Rosser 0.

Converge 83 – Tolomia 17, Ahanmisi 15, Racal 15, Arana 9, Teng 8, Ambohot 5, Hill 4, Ilagan 2, Murrell 2, Bulanadi 2, Digregorio 2, Adamos 2.

Quarters: 24-12, 40-36, 63-57, 86-83.

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