TNT thrashes Columbian for share of lead in PBA Commissioner’s Cup

first_imgPBA IMAGESTNT showed no remorse and manhandled Columbian, 123-95, for its second straight win in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.The KaTropa climbed to the top of the standings and tied Rain or Shine with a 5-1 record while the Dyip, who have shown vast improvement as of late, reeled to their second straight loss and to a 3-4 card.ADVERTISEMENT China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Replay overturn plays key role in Warriors’ Game 1 win Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial TNT drew contributions from the entire team with six players finishing with at least 11 points each.Troy Rosario unleashed 21 points in just 19 minutes, while Terrence Romeo added 19 points, seven rebounds and five boards.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe KaTropa immediately opened the floodgates starting the first quarter on a 14-2 run and that margin eventually ballooned to 19 points, 36-17, at the end of the period.TNT head coach Nash Racela said it was imperative for them to prevent the Dyip from getting a good start and establish the tempo as early as possible. Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ “We knew getting into this game that Columbian is definitely a better team now,” said Racela. “If they start strong obviously they will win by a big margin but the times they’ve lost they lost big because they didn’t start well.”“We made sure from the initial tip that we will be able to match up with abything they threw at us.”Jericho Cruz chipped in 17 points, six rebounds and seven dimes while returning import Josh Smith powered through with 11 points in just 13 minutes of play.John Fields finished with a game-high 34 points with 20 boards for the Dyip while Ronald Tubid added 13 points.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more