ROGER Pogoy sizzled as the TNT Tropang Giga erased a 17-point first half deficit to descend the Alaska Aces, 100-95, within the PBA Season 45 Philippine Cup on the Angeles University Foundation fitness middle in Angeles City, Pampanga on Sunday.
The Cebuano guard ignited TNT’s offense, unleashing a profession-excessive 45 aspects on 17-for-29 shooting to relieve Tropang Giga notch its first grab as the PBA resumed within the midst of the bubble.
The pleasure of Talisay City, Cebu was hot hot from the rainbow country, changing 10 of his 17 makes an strive on top of eight rebounds, two assists, three steals, and a block.
It was Pogoy’s impeccable shooting that kept TNT afloat within the first half, where he scored 21 of his personnel’s 48 aspects. Then common guard Jason Castro came alive within the final moments of the sport to bring the ending blow.
Castro made a piquant contested soar shot that gave the Tropang Giga a 3-point lead with 27 seconds left to play, followed with two free throws to entirely ice the sport with 14 ticks left.
Castro done the sport with 28 aspects, five rebounds, two assists and three steals. Pogoy and Castro were the appropriate gamers for TNT that hit double-figures in scoring.
TNT head coach Bong Ravena acknowledged in a put up-sport recordsdata conference that his personnel merely received lucky.
“Swerte namin nanalo kami sa (We received lucky we won the ) sport na ‘to, we barely survived this sport. Now we like player na (that was) thrown out, swerte na napanalo namin (it’s pure excellent fortune we won)” acknowledged Ravena.
PJ Erram did no longer indicate a lot on his first sport in a TNT jersey as he received ejected for a flagrant grisly within the first half and a technical grisly boring within the third quarter.
Ravena lauded Pogoy’s performance.
“Do a query to namin kay RR (Pogoy) is ‘yung number niya palaging mataas, kailangan ma-withhold niya ang number. ‘Yun nga swerte kami ngayon dahil nakuha niya magandang numbers (We quiz RR to repeatedly ranking excessive, he must withhold that number. We received lucky tonight he registered an even number), even Jason Castro performed successfully. The role gamers helped us lots also,” acknowledged Ravena.
Alaska began out stable with a 16-9 blast to begin the first quarter. The lead ballooned to 17 aspects early within the second quarter.
Abu Tratter done with 17 aspects for the Aces, Robert Herndon and Michael Digregorio added 16 aspects apiece while Vic Manuel scored 15 aspects.