PBA: TNT closes in on Finals spot, fends off Meralco in Game 3

first_imgFILE – TNT big man Troy Rosario. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines–TNT used a fiery third period to pull the rug from under Meralco, 101-97, and seize control of their PBA Governors’ Cup race-to-three semifinal duel Thursday night at Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.All of KaTropa’s starters were able to deliver twin-digit scores, with Troy Rosario leading the way with 25 points.ADVERTISEMENT No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist When Pops met Martin’s son Santino SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball PLAY LIST 05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball00:50Trending Articles06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown01:54MMDA deploys rescue team to Batangas following Taal eruption “We were way, way better on defense than the last game,” said coach Bong Ravena whose charges moved a win away from tabbing a finals berth.“Their backs are against the wall, so we couldn’t afford to be careless,” he added of the Bolts, who again got the goods from Allen Durham, who finished with 32 points, 19 rebounds, and seven assists.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4TNT hopes to wrap the series up on Saturday 6:30 p.m. at Ynares Center in Antipolo, Rizal.The scores:TNT 101 – Rosario 25, McDaniels 18, Castro 17, Pogoy 15, Parks 12, Reyes 9, De Leon 5, Digregorio 0, Williams 0, Vosotros 0.Meralco 97 – Durham 32, Newsome 20, Amer 19, Quinto 8, Pinto 5, Caram 4, Almazan 4, Hodge 3, Maliksi 2, Faundo 0.Quarterscores: 23-29, 42-51, 77-71, 101-97. NFA assures ample rice supply in ashfall, eruption-affected areas Thailand reports case of coronavirus from China Microsoft ends free Windows 7 security updates on Tuesday LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘People evacuated on their own’ Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee Madrid shows strength despite draw at Camp Nou ‘clásico’ MOST READ Leonardo DiCaprio, Taika Waititi, other stars react to Oscar nominations Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more