PBA: Castro proves he’s all healthy with big game for TNT
Paul Lintag on Nov 26, 2019 08:51 AM
Castro was the star of the KaTropa offense, firing 30 points to go along witn seven assists as no. 3 TNT handled business in the quarterfinals against the Hotshots. (PBA)
Jayson Castro is healthy alright.
The Blur proved he was 100 percent Monday, leading TNT’s comeback from 18 points down to eliminate defending champion Magnolia from the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup.
Castro was the star of the KaTropa offense, firing 30 points to go along witn seven assists as no. 3 TNT handled business in the quarterfinals against the Hotshots.
“Since vs. San Miguel naman, 100 percent na ako,” Castro said as he missed three games this conference due to a leg injury.
“Yun naman yung target ko talaga, maka-balik ng 100 percent, hindi yung parang 80 percent lang. Para magawa ko yung dati kong ginagawa din,” he added.
Against Magnolia, TNT was down 18 in the second half. A loss by the KaTropa would have negated their twice-to-beat edge.
At the very least, TNT wanted to make a good run in the end to make sure they enter a possible knockout game with some momentum.
But with Castro leading charge, the KaTropa’s final run ended up winning the game.
“Na-test yung character namin this game, down by 10 three minutes. Nire-remind lang kami ng coaches, even matalo tayo, as long as lumalaban. Just keep playing,” Castro said.
“Yun din nasa mind ko. Kung matalo man, para next game madala yung momentum hindi yung bad loss talaga. Sakto, buti nanalo pa,” he added.
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