Losing the game at the finish the last time, TNT KaTropa was wiser and smarter this time.
The KaTropa turned the tables on the San Miguel Beermen Monday night, winning the battle at endgame for a 93-88 triumph that forged a rubber in their PBA Philippine Cup best-of-three quarterfinals at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Troy Rosario and Jayson Castro delivered the biggest buckets as the KaTropa avoided the fate they suffered in their sorry 78-80 downfall in Game One.
“We played harder than the last time. Hopefully, yung intensity at energy namin pareho pa rin or more on Wednesday,” said TNT coach Bong Ravena.
On Saturday, the KaTropa set the pace most of the way only to fold up at the finish.