PBA: Castro wills TNT past Ginebra to maintain perfect start

Paul Lintag on May 06, 2018 09:12 PM
PBA: Castro wills TNT past Ginebra to maintain perfect start
Castro was the star of the KaTropa offense and TNT maintained its perfect start in the mid-season joust, gaining a share of first place with a 3-0 record.

Jayson Castro is still TNT's one true alpha.

That got proven again Sunday as the Blur led TNT to a big 96-92 victory over Brgy. Ginebra in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup at the MOA Arena.

Castro was the star of the KaTropa offense and TNT maintained its perfect start in the mid-season joust, gaining a share of first place with a 3-0 record.

The Blur was brilliant all throughout, scoring a game-high 27 points as he basically took over with his import and his new star runningmate both struggling offensively.

Jeremy Tyler only scored two points and Terrence Romeo was no better, finishing with only three markers.

Still, Castro's effort was more than enough, with his final two triples in the fourth ending up as crucial baskets that allowed the KaTropa to hold off the Gin Kings.

"I think at this point, the nice thing having depth in the guard rotation, when some guys struggle, we could use some of the others," head coach Nash Racela said.

After Castro, RR Pogot scored 15 for TNT while Troy Rosario added 14.

For the Gin Kings, who now drop to 0-2, Japeth Aguilar and Joe Devance led the team with 19 points each. Import Charles Garcia scored 15.

 


The Scores:

 

TNT 96 — Castro 27, Pogoy 15, Rosario 14, Trollano 11, Semerad 7, Taha 6, Cruz 5, Paredes 4, Romeo 3, Carey 2, Tyler 2, Garcia 0, Reyes 0.

GINEBRA 92 — J. Aguilar 19, Devance 19, Garcia 15, Tenorio 13, Mercado 8, Caperal 7, Thompson 5, Caguioa 2, Ferrer 2, Mariano 2.

 

Quarters: 27-22, 51-51, 73-69, 96-92.

 


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