TNT routs Columbian

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Man-mountain Josh Smith’s menacing presence proved enough from the start to drive the Dyip away from the paint and open opportunities for Terrence Romeo and Troy Rosario, who led the KaTropa to their fifth win in six games, tied with idle Rain or Shine.In the second game, Meralco spoiled Justin Brownlee’s debut with Ginebra in this conference after escaping with a 93-82 victory.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe Bolts notched their fourth victory in six games, while dropping the Gin Kings to 1-4.With Jayson Castro efficiently sharing the ball, the KaTropa leaned on Rosario and Romeo in building a 19-point advantage in the first period, a deficit Columbian wasn’t able to put a dent on the rest of the way. MOST READ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations View comments LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Josh Smith returns for TNT. PBA IMAGESTNT KaTropa made Columbian Dyip look like they didn’t belong in the same league.Ruthless right off the bat, the KaTropa fired on all cylinders and didn’t let up to turn the Dyip into a total wreck Friday night, hammering out a 123-95 victory that gave TNT a share of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup lead at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.ADVERTISEMENT Subic Ironman bets to undergo drug testing and Uytengsu wants PBA to do the same Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Columbian dropped to 3-4 after taking a second straight loss.“The game plan was to play hard from the start and finish the game in the first half,” said Rosario in Filipino, as he ended up as the most efficient KaTropa after scoring 21 points built on 10-for-14 shooting in just 19 minutes.Rosario, one of four stalwarts of TNT who will banner the Gilas squad that will seek gold in the Asian Games in Indonesia in August, had 10 points in the first quarter and helped propel the KaTropa to 72 first half points.TNT frustrated Columbian coach Ricky Dandan, who took full advantage of the All-Star Week break to instill a defensive mindset on his team.It failed completely.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Instead, it was the KaTropa backcourt of Jericho Cruz, Roger Pogoy, Romeo and Castro who shut down Columbian scorers Rashawn McCarthy, Reden Celda and Jerramy King.Smith, who replaced Jeremy Tyler, didn’t feel the need to assert himself as his beefy 290-pound frame alone adequately played the role for which he was hired.“Josh added size for us inside and it really helped that we had a good start,” said TNT coach Nash Racela.Cruz buried a long buzzer-beater from midcourt for a 32-point TNT bubble at the half.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardlast_img

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