PBA: No import, no problem as TNT clobbers Blackwater

first_imgThe TNT KaTropa played without an import but they didn’t need one anyway, at least on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award The KaTropa took control of the game in the third quarter, where they outscored the Elite, 25-12, before leading by as much as 20, 102-82, after a basket by Troy Rosario.TNT seven players in double-digit scoring with Rosario adding 17 points, Roger Pogoy registering 15 while Jayson Castro and Anthony Semerad having 14 points each. Terrence Romeo and Jericho Cruz chipped in 12 and 11 points, respectively.The Elite had an import in Jarrid Famous. The only problem was Famous didn’t play like one with only 11 points and 12 rebounds against a TNT team that lacks depth and size upfront.Famous was also a minus-19 as Blackwater, which was led by JP Erram’s near double-double effort of 16 points and nine rebounds, dropped to 0-6.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls MOST READ View comments A day after sending Jeremy Tyler home, TNT crushed Blackwater, 120-101, to gain a share of first place in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The all-Filipino KaTropa were already without their injured big man Kelly Williams, but they made good use of what they have.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownVeteran guard Ryan Reyes led TNT’s potent shooting from the outside, hitting six out of his nine 3-pointers to finish with a team-high 18 points.“Everybody was ready to contribute, everybody helped us today,” said TNT coach Nash Racela, whose squad bounced back from a 110-100 loss to Alaska on Sunday and rose to 4-1 to tie the Aces at the helm. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Ricci Rivero joins UP Maroonslast_img read more