TNT Katropa clinched a top 3 finish heading to the PBA Commissioner’s Cup playoffs after cruising to a 100-85 victory over top seed Rain or Shine at the end of the eliminations Saturday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
The KaTropa controlled the match from the get-go and then stopped on the gas in the third quarter to post a 76-58 lead.
The team cruised to victory from there to finish with an 8-3 record and become the third seeded team in the quarterfinals beginning Monday.
TNT actually finished in a tie with Alaska, but the Aces took the no. 2 spot and the twice-to-beat advantage that goes with it owing to a superior quotient.