Pogoy drops career-best 38 as TNT topples Brgy. Ginebra, 104-96

TNT KaTropa turned this Independence Day setto to a three-point party — a three-point bash in particular for RR Pogoy.

The Cebuano gunner fired 10-of-18 treys to highlight a career-high 38-point explosion as the KaTropa turned back the Barangay Ginebra Kings, 104-96, in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Wednesday.

“I felt good shooting the ball. Our import kept on finding me open, and I just kept on shooting,” said Pogoy after establishing the most number of triples made by a TNT player.

Facing a constant double-teaming defense from the Ginebra defenders, Terrence Jones opted to be a facilitator and finished with triple-double numbers as the KaTropa scored a third straight win and caught up with the Blackwater Elite and the NorthPort Batang Pier in the lead at 5-1.

Jones collected 17 points, 14 rebounds and 16 assists, setting up most of Pogoy’s three-point bombs as TNT dealt Ginebra a third loss against two wins.

It was a roller-coaster ride for the KaTropa who blew an early double-digit spread but recovered to pummel the Kings in the fourth quarter.

The scores:

TNT 104 – Pogoy 38, Jones 17, Castro 17, Trollano 12, Rosario 11, Taha 5, D. Semerad 2, Heruela 2, A. Semerad 0, Carey 0, Reyes 0.

Brgy. Ginebra 96 – Brownlee 29, Tenorio 18, Slaughter 11, Aguilar 11, Devance 10, Thompson 7, Ferrer 7, Mercado 3, Caguioa 0, Mariano 0.

Quarterscores: 22-22, 48-49, 69-77, 104-96.

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