PBA FINALS: Jayson Castro has no regrets about going for the win

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Aug 08, 2019 07:13 AM
PBA FINALS: Castro has no regrets about going for the win
Jayson Castro missed two triple tries that would have won Game 2 for TNT.

TNT was chasing down a two-point lead with 10 ticks to go in the second overtime of Game 2 in the 2019 PBA Commissioner's Cup, Wednesday at Araneta Coliseum.

Already having proven his clutch credentials time and again, Jayson Castro had TNT's fate in his hands - especially with Best Import frontrunner Terrence Jones no longer on the court.

With more than enough time to be "The Blur" and slice his way inside, Castro instead pulled up for a triple.

The ball hit the back of the rim and then found its way near the point guard - he again gathered for a triple try that again missed.

In the end, TNT fell to San Miguel Beer, 125-127.

Still, Castro has no regrets about going for the win. "Yun yung binigay nila e so sa akin naman, kung anong binigay nila, yun yung kinukuha ko. Wide open three naman," he told reporters post-game.

Rather than lament the loss, the KaTropa are instead taking pride in the fact that they even had a chance to win the game - after being down by as much as 17 points. "For me tsaka sa team, hindi tough loss 'to kasi binigay namin yung best namin. Even if na-eject si (Terrence Jones) at na-foul out si Troy [Rosario], nandun pa rin kami sa game," their playmaker shared.

He then continued, "We had a chance na manalo dun sa last shot, 'di lang pumasok."

With that, Castro and company remain upbeat about their chances in the best-of-seven series now tied at 1-1. As he put it, "We're okay. We're very confident na kaya naming manalo sa kanila."


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