PBA Shedule final Score result TNT – Talk n Text vs ROS Rain or Shine July 20, 2016. TNT closes on 11-0 run, notches big comeback win over Rain or Shine 101-98 quarters scores: 31-21, 59-56, 74-85, 101-98.
The TNT KaTropa fell into a big hole in the fourth quarter but came alive at just the right time as they finished the game on an 11-0 run that gave them a 101-98 victory over the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters in the 2016 Oppo PBA Governors’ Cup on Wednesday at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum.
Jayson Castro led the way with 19 points and 10 assists while imports Mario Little and Michael Madanly both played key roles as well.
Little had a double-double of 18 points and 11 rebounds while Madanly scored 17 points – most of those in a big fourth quarter – to help TNT notch the victory.
Behind strong performances from Little and veteran forward Danny Seigle, TNT exploded for a huge start, outscoring Rain or Shine, 31-21, in the opening period.
But the Elasto Painters chipped away at that lead in the second quarter before coming out with a big third quarter where they outscored their opponents by 14 points, 29-15.
Dior Lowhorn and Paul Lee got things going early in the third for Rain or Shine before Maverick Ahanmisi and Jericho Cruz blew the game wide open with a couple of late threes for the Elasto Painters, who scored nine unanswered points to close the third.
Raymond Almazan scored on a putback to peg the lead at 14, 90-76, early in the fourth quarter before TNT came charging right back into the ballgame.
Madanly caught fire and scored nine big points in the period while Mo Tautuaa also did his share on the offensive end.
It was the Gilas Pilipinas point guard, Castro, who came up with the biggest plays, though. At the 52-second mark of the game, he drilled a huge three-pointer to cap a crucial 11-0 run that gave the team a 101-98 lead and then came up big on the defensive end, blocking a three-point attempt from Lee.
Castro nearly gave the game away, though, when he was whistled for a deliberate foul in the dying second that gave Rain or Shine two free throw attempts plus possession.
Gabe Norwood, though, missed both charities and the TNT defense held steady in the endgame.
Tautuaa scored 14 points while Ranidel De Ocampo added 11 markers and nine boards.
Lowhorn led Rain or Shine with 20 points and 10 rebounds while JR Quinahan chipped in with 16.
The final score result:
TROPANG TNT 101 – Castro 19, Little 18, Madanly 17, Tautuaa 14, De Ocampo 11, Seigle 9, Reyes R. 7, Carey 3, Rosales 3, Ababou 0, Fonacier 0.
RAIN OR SHINE 98 – Lowhorn 20, Quinahan 16, Lee 13, Cruz 12, Almazan 11, Ahanmisi 9, Trollano 9, Belga 4, Chan 2, Norwood 2, Ponferada 0.
Quarters: 31-21, 59-56, 74-85, 101-98