MANILA, Philippines–TNT received again to its profitable methods on Saturday following a 78-71 victory over Meralco within the 2022 PBA Philippine Cup Saturday night time at Ynares Center in Antipolo City.
The Tropang Giga drew 19 factors from Roger Pogoy, and 16 extra from Troy Rosario. Poy Erram tossed in 13 whereas Jayson Castro 10 because the defending champions hiked their report to 3-2.
Meralco proved a formidable lot down the stretch behind Allein Maliksi’s 20 factors. Chris Newsome and Bong Quinto added 13 every whereas Chris Banchero 12 within the membership’s first loss in three video games.
Relief is now inside attain for TNT, as Chot Reyes revealed that high gun Mikey Williams is on his means again to the Philippines—an indication that contract negotiations have lastly reached a decision.
The Tropang Giga hopes to construct a streak with the Fil-Am guard round when it performs Rain or Shine Thursday subsequent week.
Meralco, in the meantime, shoots for a rebound towards NorthPort within the curtain-raiser of that playdate.
TNT 78 – Pogoy 19, Rosario 16, Erram 13, Castro 10, Alejandro 8, Heruela 5, Khobuntin 3, Marcelo 2, Okay.Wiliiams 2, Cruz 0, Reyes 0, Ganuelas-Rosser 0, Banal 0.
Meralco 71 – Maliksi 20, Newsome 13, Quinto 13, Banchero 12, Hodge 6, Almazan 5, Hugnatan 2, Baclao 0, Pascual 0, Jose 0, Caram 0.
Quarterscores: 16-19, 31-32, 57-54, 78-71.
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