TNT routs San Miguel in Sport 7, units up PBA Finals conflict vs Magnolia



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MANILA, Philippines—TNT manhandled San Miguel, 97-79, in an anticlimactic Sport 7 en path to its second consecutive finals look within the PBA Philippine Cup Sunday at DHVSU Health club in Bacolor, Pampanga.

The Tropang Giga, who will face the Magnolia Hotshots on this yr’s championship spherical, need to win their first title in six years and a runner-up end in final yr’s all-Filipino Convention.

After trailing 23-15 on the finish of the primary quarter, the Tropang Giga opened the floodgates within the second greater than doubling what San Miguel did offensively, 30-13, and took a 45-36 lead heading into the break.

Troy Rosario placed on an aerial assault as he jammed house two dunks in TNT’s 7-0 run along with his second one giving his workforce an 84-67 lead with 5:16 to play.

Poy Erram and Roger Pogoy exchanged threes late within the recreation to offer the Tropang Giga a 95-71 lead with 2:38 remaining within the recreation.

“Our state of mind coming into this recreation was a very powerful factor. I informed the gamers, let’s not dread going into Sport 7, and as a substitute stay up for be on this place,” stated TNT head coach Chot Reyes.

“After we shifted that pondering and the gamers purchased into it and believed that, that’s what occurred, they got here in with nice resolve, they made the hassle, the photographs, the defensive stops, we’re simply lucky to be within the finals.”

Pogoy led TNT with 27 factors whereas Mikey Williams crammed the field rating with 20 factors, eight rebounds, and 6 assists.

Rosario added a 12-point, 12-rebound double-double whereas Kelly Williams additionally had an analogous line of 11 factors and 10 boards for the Tropang Giga.

June Mar Fajardo had a team-high 22 factors with 16 rebounds and two blocks to steer the Beermen.

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