The double-digit number of his starting team, led by KJ Mcdaniels, TNT, surprised the sister teams Meralco (103-94) on Sunday to achieve first successes in the Smart Araneta Coliseum in the Final Four series of the PBA Governors' Cup to celebrate Cubao.
The KaTropa defense was also critical as it restricted the Bolts for leading leads to a moderate mid-quarter in the fourth quarter, which proved too much for Meralco when TNT had an enormous psychological boost on the way add won.
RR Pogoy scored 18 points, Jayson Castro added 17 and Rookie Ray Parks and Troy Rosario, who remained loyal to the national team, added 11 each when the KaTropa won big and in game 2 of these best-of-five Serious progress will also be made Tuesday in the Big Dome.
"We are happy that we won the first game, but there is nothing to celebrate," said TNT coach Bong Ravena, who despite the decisive victory refused to outdo himself. "I think it will be a long series."
TNT started temporarily and had to use this strong effort on both sides in the second and third period to get the victory.
Allen Durham still scored 32 points, though practically all of the TNT defense was aimed at him.
And Ravena believes that winning two more games for the final depends largely on how he deals with the import of Meralco in the upcoming games.
Meanwhile, NorthPort shoots a confident 2-0 lead against Barangay Ginebra on Monday.
The start is at 7:00 p.m. and Ginebra's coach Tim Cone, after admitting to being embarrassed in a 124: 90 loss (game 1), wants his wards to be "better" next time so he doesn't have to get into a 0-2 hole.
"It was embarrassing. It was a very ugly performance, ”Cone said with a long face and somber tone to the writers after the loss – the worst of the season.
"You defeated us in all facets of the game," added Cone. INQ
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