PBA: TNT takes over solo first with close win over Columbian
Paul Lintag on Oct 05, 2019 09:11 PM
At 4-0, TNT will maintain solo first place at least through next week. (Photo by Josh Albelda)
ANTIPOLO — Another high-scoring game, another win for TNT.
The KaTropa survived a wild finish Saturday at the Ynares Center here, stopping an upstart Columbian team, 125-120, in the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup.
Despite leading by double digits at the break, TNT had to fight off the Dyip who were charging late behind no. 1 rookie CJ Perez.
Fortunately, the KaTropa were cool down the stretch, relying on their best lineup led by Jayson Castro and import KJ McDaniels to secure a fourth win in as many games.
At 4-0, TNT will maintain solo first place at least through next week.
Columbian dropped to 2-2 with the loss.
McDaniels led the way for TNT, finishing with 29 points to go along with 17 rebounds, six assists, and five blocks.
RR Pogoy fired 27 points while Jayson Castro was good for 25 for the KaTropa.
Columbian import Khapri Alston connected on 20 free throws on his way to a game-high 38. Rashawn McCarthy and Perez were the top locals for the Dyip with 26 and 23 points respectively.
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