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

SOURCEPBA


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.

TRENDING

FIBA sanctions SBP, 10 Gilas Pilipinas players and 2 coaches for July 2 brawl

The International Basketball Federation (FIBA), through its Disciplinary Panel, announced its decision with regards to the brawl that transpired during the Philippines vs Australia...
video

WATCH: Flagrant foul called on Kelly Nabong for elbow to the head of Jeron Teng!

Ranged against a still crippled but resolute Alaska side, titleholder San Miguel came from behind to score a 105-94 victory and move on the...
video

WATCH: Rain or Shine vs Brgy. Ginebra Highlights [SF Game 2 | July 19, 2018]

James Yap led a late Rain or Shine run in the endgame as he towed the Elasto Painters to a 109-100 win over Ginebra...
video

WATCH: Rare technical foul called on June Mar Fajardo!

Ranged against a still crippled but resolute Alaska side, titleholder San Miguel came from behind to score a 105-94 victory and move on the...

2018 Commissioner’s Cup Team Standings

The 2018 Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Commissioner's Cup, also known as the 2018 Honda–PBA Commissioner's Cup for sponsorship reasons, will be the second conference...
video

WATCH: Justin Brownlee Highlights [Brgy. Ginebra vs Rain or Shine SF Game 1 | July 15, 2018]

Justin Brownlee stat line vs Rain or Shine: 42:51 minutes 35 points (14/21 FGs, 3/7 3pt FGs, 4/4 FTs) 14 rebounds 9 assists 2 steals 4 blocks 2 turnovers