TNT holds on to beat San Miguel Beer for 1-0 PBA semis lead



Roger Pogoy TNT


MANILA, Philippines—TNT held on and denied San Miguel, 89-88, in Recreation 1 of their best-of-seven semifinals sequence within the 2021 PBA Philippine Cup Sunday at DHVSU Fitness center in Bacolor, Pampanga.

Roger Pogoy gave the Tropang Giga an 89-84 lead with 1:34 left hitting on a tough layup towards the protection of Chris Ross and that lead stood till the ultimate buzzer because the Beermen failed of their final play of the sport.

San Miguel managed to climb again and get to inside one, 89-88, as CJ Perez transformed on two late layups.

Marcio Lassiter tried to win the sport for the Beermen with 9.6 seconds left however Poy Erram thwarted his layup try preserving TNT’s win.

TNT additionally performed with a shorthanded roster with huge man Kelly Williams getting positioned below the league’s well being and security protocols.

“It was simply all effort, I believe the important thing was us believing successful regardless of the absence of Kelly, you understand how huge the function Kelly performs right here,” mentioned TNT head coach Chot Reyes.

“We mentioned an important factor is we will win despite Kelly’s absence and the blokes believed it confirmed in the best way they performed tonight.”

Regardless of the scale drawback, the Tropang Giga managed to gobble up 15 offensive rebounds resulting in 13 second probability factors.

TNT additionally outscored San Miguel 50-42 in factors scored within the shaded space and a evident 23-8 benefit in factors scored off turnovers.

Pogoy completed with a game-high 23 factors with two steals to steer TNT whereas Jayson Castro added 16 factors, six rebounds, and 6 assists.

Erram and Troy Rosario additionally completed in double figures with 15 and 14 factors, respectively, for the Tropang Giga.

Perez tied Pogoy’s offensive output with 23 factors whereas June Mar Fajardo added 13 factors and 11 boards.


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