PBA Philippine Cup 2016-2017 Updates & Results (December 23) TNT KaTropa defeated Alaska Aces, 109-100 on Friday at the PhilSports Arena.
The TNT Katropa superstar proved it once again on Friday night when he put up starter-like numbers as a bench player that factored in the team’s 109-100 win over Alaska in their PBA Philippine Cup encounter.
Troy Rosario and Larry Fonacier, The Aces trailed for almost the entire game and came no closer than nine points in the final frame as they saw their three-game streak come to an end to fall to an even 3-3 win-loss record.
The Beast’ typified the aggression as he registered 18 points, 12 boards four assists, two steals, and one block in 31 minutes before fouling out late in the fourth quarter.
Abueva, however, scored a measly point in the payoff period where the defense-oriented Aces allowed the Texters to score 32 points, negating a third-quarter rally that saw them outscore TNT, 32-23.
The Gilas Pilipinas standout is fitting into a familiar role, having been Jimmy Alapag’s backup early in his career under coach Chot Reyes.
The Player Scoreboard:
TNT 109 – Rosario 26, Castro 16, Fonacier 16, De Ocampo 10, Tautuaa 9, Rosser 9, Williams 8, Reyes 6, Rosales 6, Carey 3, Pogoy 0, Tamsi 0, Golla 0.
ALASKA 100 – Abueva 18, Manuel 16, Racal 14, Banchero 12, dela Cruz 8, Casio 7, Jazul 6, Exciminiano 6, Mendoza 5, Hontiveros 3, Cruz 3, Pascual 2.
Quarters: 31-22, 54-38, 77-70, 109-100.
Final Boxscore Breakdown Result:
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