Baffled Castro left wondering how TNT lost to ROS

Paul Lintag on Dec 24, 2017 10:22 AM
Baffled Castro left wondering how TNT lost to ROS
How in the world do you lose a game if you win across the board in all major statistical categories?

TNT beat Rain or Shine across the board in their match-up to start the 2018 Philippine Cup.

The KaTropa made more field goals, won the rebounding battle by a mile, had more assists, committed less turnovers and fouls, and had more combined steals and blocks.

However, the Elasto Painters had them beat where it actually counts: total points scored.

That is something that absolutey baffled TNT ace Jayson Castro and for good reason.

How in the world do you lose a game if you win across the board in all major statistical categories?

"Yun nga rin pinagtataka ko, lahat ng stats panalo kami," a confused Blur said.

"Siguro may kailangan pa kaming i-correct," he added.

One major spot TNT can correct as the season goes is field goal shooting. The KaTropa shot 102 times Friday, making only 31.

For a team that is supposed to have a rather potent offense, shooting 30 percent from the field is simply not acceptable.

"Siguro kung pansin niyo rin, sobrang sama ng outside shots namin. Yun, kailangan naming i-work ‘yon, at ma-execute yung mga plays naming bago," Castro said.

TNT shot a total of 35 percent from inside the arc and missed a total of 30 three-point shots.

Oh, and the KaTropa also bricked 10 free throws.

In comparison, the Elasto Painters shot 36 percent from the field, also bad but good enough, and made 12-of-17 freebies.

"Ah yes isa pa yon. Ang dami naming na-miss," Castro said on his team's free thros. 

"And siguro, yun nga, outside shots namin. Binibigay na nga ng Rain or Shine eh. Next game siguro, sana pumasok na," he added.

 


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