Luisa Morales – Philstar.com
February 18, 2022 | 8: 00pm
MANILA, Philippines — The TNT Tropang Giga waxed hot from deep to bury Ginebra San Miguel, 119-92, in the PBA Governors’ Cup at the Tidy Araneta Coliseum on Friday.
Led by a sizzling-hot sport from Ryan Reyes, the Tropang Giga took elephantine regulate of the match the place they led by as noteworthy as 32 in opposition to the defending champions.
Reyes went 8-of-9 from rainbow nation to tempo TNT, which buried a whopping 21 3-pointers.
It became once also reduction-to-reduction triples by Reyes in the early goings of the first quarter that introduced about a scoring speed suggested by Mikey Williams.
The Gin Kings be pleased been forced to play use-up since picking up the game’s first basket for their most interesting lead.
While aggressiveness on the paint and offensive rebounding kept the Gin Kings interior placing distance unless halftime, TNT outscored Ginebra 34-21 in the third quarter to pull away for correct.
Reyes and Williams mixed for 50 choices on 12-of-19 three-point shooting to repeat the barrage in opposition to Ginebra.
Reinforcement Aaron Fuller, meanwhile, took a backseat on offense to the aforementioned pair but peaceable ended up with a double-double of 13 choices and 14 rebounds.
Feeble guard Jayson Castro also supplied a prompt of the bench with his 18 markers.
For Ginebra, it became once lengthy-time import Justin Brownlee, who top-scored with 25 choices.
Japeth Aguilar chipped in 18 markers in the losing effort.
TNT thus improves to .500 with a 4-4 slate before they rob a ruin to present technique to Chot Reyes’ Gilas responsibilities at the FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers.
Meanwhile, the Gin Kings lag down to three-3.