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TNT smashes San Miguel, now on cusp of making it to PBA Philippine Cup finals

The TNT Tropang Giga moved to a win away from making it to the PBA Philippine Cup finals as they routed the San Miguel Beermen, 110-90, in Game Five of the semifinals on Wednesday night at the Don Honorio Ventura State University gym in Bacolor, Pampanga.

TNT started the match with guns blazing, making six three-pointers in the first period to zoom in front, 30-9. The lead ballooned to a high of 28, 70-42, as the Tropang Giga cruised to the victory that gave them a 3-2 lead in this best-of-seven affair.

Jayson Castro paced TNT with 18 points and eight assists while Mikey Williams and Roger Pogoy added 18 markers apiece. Troy Rosario had 17 points and eight boards while Kelly Williams, back in action after spending time in health and safety protocols, chipped in 12.

Terrence Romeo
Terrence Romeo / PBA

TNT finished the match with 14 three-pointers, trumping San Miguel’s four makes from beyond the arc.

June Mar Fajardo led the Beermen with 23 points and 12 rebounds, but failed to get much help, especially from top guard Terrence Romeo, who had just 12 points on 3-of-13 shooting from the field.

The Scores:

TNT 110 – Castro 19, M.Williams 18, Pogoy 18, Rosario 17, K. Williams 12, Erram 10, Reyes 6, Montalbo 5, Exciminiano 3, Marcelo 2, Heruela 0, Alejandro 0

SAN MIGUEL 90 – Fajardo 23, Perez 18, Santos 14, Romeo 12, Tautuaa 10, Lassiter 5, Ross 3, Pessumal 3, Cabagnot 2

Quarters: 32-17, 61-35, 81-61,110-90

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