TNT picks up first win, extends Alaska misery with 106-98 victory

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PBA Media Bureau

TNT KaTropa played a lot steadier than in its previous outing, dishing out a good team effort in trouncing Alaska Milk, 106-98, in the last game of the Philippine Basketball Association in the year at the Cuneta AstrodomeFriday night.

Practically all the players fielded in by coach Nash Racela delivered, and they waxed hottest in the third quarter, opening a double-digit spread at 64-54 which they preserved in bouncing back from a losing debut against the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters.

Troy Rosario, Moala Tautuaa and Jayson Castro made the biggest damage as the Texters handed the Aces a second straight loss in PBA Season 43.

The Texters won’t be back in action until Jan. 13 when they go up against the San Miguel Beermen in a road game in Iloilo City.

The Aces, meanwhile, return to play in the next day versus the KIA Picanto at the Ynares Sports Center in Antipolo.

The scores:

TNT 106 – Rosario 21, Castro 18, Tautuaa 18, Garcia 11, Williams 9, Pogoy 7, Onwubere 6, Reyes 6, Torres 6, Tallo 2, Arong 2, Carey 0.

Alaska 98 – Teng 28, Casio 17, Abueva 16, Magat 9, Thoss 6, Pascual 5, Galliguez 5, Banchero 4, Cruz 4, Manuel 2, Racal 2, Exciminiano 0.

Quarters: 29-30, 58-49, 81-72, 106-98.


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