Castro-led TNT routs Meralco, nears semis

first_imgDown big early, Meralco battled back to pull to within striking distance in the third quarter before Castro led a fourth-quarter breakaway that pushed TNT’s lead to as high as 24.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cabagnot leads BPC stats race; Ratliffe paces imports Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds LATEST STORIES MOST READ View comments BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast PBA IMAGESJayson Castro scored a game-high 25 points and TNT blasted Meralco, 102-84, to move one win away from the semifinals in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Monday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Castro did it all as he also finished with six rebounds, seven assists, three steals and two blocks for the KaTropa, who will go for a sweep in their best-of-three quarterfinals series on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT “I think offensively, we were just blessed to have contributions from almost everybody today. It doesn’t normally happen, but at least today, it really helped us, guys contributing,” said TNT head coach Nash Racela. “Defensively, I think it was very decent today, made it hard for Meralco to make their shots.”TNT had five other players with at least nine points. Import Joshua Smith posted 19 points on 8-of-9 shooting from the field that went with three rebounds and three assists in only less than 19 minutes off the bench.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutKaTropa big men Kelly Williams and Mo Tautuaa combined for 23 points and 16 rebounds while Troy Rosario and RR Garcia tallied nine points each.Chris Newsome led the Bolts in scoring with 21 points as Alex Stepheson managed just nine points on 4-of-11 from the field and 16 rebounds.last_img

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