TNT bulldozes over Ginebra on its way to top seed
MANILA, Philippines – Like it did 9 other teams prior, TNT KaTropa put on another show of dominance on its way to clinching the top seed and toppling Barangay Ginebra San Miguel, 104-92, in the 2016 PBA Governors' Cup on Sunday, September 18 at the Alonte Sports Arena in Biñan, Laguna.
Import Mychal Ammons paced TNT with 24 points and 16 rebounds, while Jayson Castro tallied a double-double of 19 points and 10 assists plus 4 rebounds.
Michael Madanly added 18 points and 8 rebounds in a game where TNT sizzled for 13 triples and led by as much as 20 points after breaking the game wide open in the third period.
TNT, which survived one final Ginebra uprising late in the fourth, finished the eliminations with just a single blemish in 11 games. It will hold the twice-to-beat advantage over the winner of a playoff for the last quarterfinal slot between Rain or Shine and Phoenix.
Justin Brownlee led the Gin Kings with 34 points and 14 rebounds but shot just 14-of-34 from the field as Ginebra struggled to gain offensive rhythm and bricked 17 triple attempts.
LA Tenorio finished with 21 points while foul-plagued Japeth Aguilar had 11 markers and 7 boards.
Ginebra finished the eliminations with an 8-3 record and dropped to third seed with a twice-to-beat edge over Alaska in the quarterfinals.
San Miguel Beer rose to second seed and will encounter NLEX in the playoffs. – Rappler.com