TNT KaTropa recovered from the trauma of their Game Two endgame slip, regaining control in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup best-of-seven finals with a 115-105 victory Friday night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Terrence Jones made up for his costly ejection late in Game Two, showing his value once again and inspiring his teammates to bounce back from their sorry 125-127 loss in double-overtime Wednesday.
Jones exploded for 37 points, 18 rebounds, nine assists and five blocks and fellow starters RR Pogoy, Don Trollano, Jayson Castro and Troy Rosario sizzled with double-digit contributions as the KaTropa took the 2-1 lead in the race-to-four-games series.
The KaTropa came through with the right game-time adjustments, breaking SMB’s zone defense with an avalanche of treys from Jones, RR Pogoy and Don Trollano.
Jones and Pogoy both went 5-of-9 from beyond the arc, Trollano connected on three out of five tries while Rosario and Brian Heruela added one triple each in a total of 15-of-38 clip as against SMB’s mere 8-of-26 three-pointers.