Jayson Castro continued to thrive on off-the-bench role, pouring in 27 points, including two treys in a crucial run in the fourth quarter, as TNT KaTropa drubbed Barangay Ginebra, 96-92, for a third straight win in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the MOA Arena Sunday night.
RR Pogoy, Troy Rosario and Don Trollano scored 15, 14 and 11 points, respectively, to help make up for the mere five-point combined production of import Jeremy Tyler and Terrence Romeo.
Nonetheless, the Texters put together a solid effort as they made it three in a row in the mid-season tourney following earlier triumphs over the GlobalPort Batang Pier and the Phoenix Fuel Masters.
“Kailangan talaga tulungan,” said Castro as to the big key to their four-point thumping of the Kings in a game where the opposing imports were engaged in a long-running verbal spat.
Tyler made just two points but had the last laugh versus Chuck Garcia.