TNT explodes on Globalport to win fifth straight game

TNT explodes on Globalport to win fifth straight game
Donte Greene fired 33 points to lead TNT to its fifth straight victory.

It looks like TNT made the most out of its break.

The KaTropa registered what was easily the best win of their current streak, dominating the Globalport Batang Pier, 109-88, Friday in the 2017 PBA Commissioner's Cup at the Big Dome.

After a string of relatively close games, TNT finally exploded to win a fifth straight game against only one defeat.

The KaTropa broke the game open in the second half, with the flagship MVP franchise leading by as many as 23 points, 107-84, late in the fourth period.

Shooting 48 percent from the field, his best performance in the PBA so far, import Donte Greene led the KaTropa with 33 points and 10 rebounds.

Jayson Castro scored 15 points, all in the first half, to pace tne TNT locals while Ranidel De Ocampo added 14. Larry Fonacier was good for 12 points off the bench.

"I think we were just able to take advantage of our break," head coach Nash Racela said as his crew saw action for the first time since April 9.

"I think that's what the conference gives us, laro tapos break. I think we were able to have really good practices in 10 days I think, that really helped us," he added.

TNT got off to a fast start in the first quarter before the Batang Pier settled down to make it a game in the first half.

Malcolm White carried Globalport with 21 points and 16 rebounds but it was not enough to push the Batang Pier to victory.

Terrence Romeo added 20 as Globalport fell to 1-5 for the new conference.

 

The scores:

TNT 109 -Greene 33, De Ocampo Castro 15, De Ocampo 14, Fonacier 12, Pogoy 10, Tautuaa 7, Williams 6, Rosario 5, Reyes 3, Rosales 2, Rosser 2, Tamsi 0, Hernandez 0, Golla 0, Carey 0.

GLOBALPORT 88 - White 21, Romeo 20, Quinahan 19, Pringle 15, Pessumal 5, Cortez 4, Forrester 3, Mamaril 1, Ababou 0, Maierhofer 0, Paredes 0, Aban 0, Pennisi 0.

Quarterscores: 27-22, 56-49, 77-65, 109-88

 

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