Advantage in the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals goes back to TNT.
The KaTropa bucked a slow start before pounding on San Miguel Beer, scoring a 115-105 Game 3 win Friday at the Big Dome.
By completing the 27-point turnaround, TNT regained series lead in the best-of-7 showdown, 2-1.
TNT was down by as many as 17 points but a sizzling 24-0 run in the second quarter allowed the top-ranked KaTropa to take over. Led by Terrence Jones, TNT led by as many as 15 before cruising for the win.
After getting ejected in Game 2, Jones bounced back big in Game 3, leading TNT with 37 points, 18 rebounds, nine assists, and five blocks.
RR Pogoy also had a better effort Friday, firing 29 points in the win. Don Trollano was crucial for the KaTropa as well, finishing with 18 points.
San Miguel got 27 poits each from June Mar Fajardo and Chris McCullough but the Beermen just couldn’t pull away after that hot start. Game 4 is set for Sunda back at the Big Dome.
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