Castro, TNT unfazed ahead of quarters duel vs top seed SMB

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netTNT may be coming in as underdogs in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinals, but Jayson Castro is undaunted by the strength of San Miguel as he still likes his team’s chances in the playoffs.“We still have a chance. We know how they play because we always face them in the semifinals,” he said after the KaTropa crushed Phoenix, 118-97, in their knockout duel for the last quarterfinals spot on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings “We have to be able to execute our offense because defensively, we’ve had a good rotation that we’re being able to disrupt the opponent’s flow,” Castro said. “I hope the result will once again be good for us.”TNT takes on San Miguel on Tuesday at Mall of Asia Arena.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Castro, who had a near-triple-double effort of 17 points, nine assists, and eight rebounds in the rout, harked back to TNT’s elimination duel against San Miguel in Iloilo, where the KaTropa just fell short in the end to absorb a 88-76 loss last January 13.“The fourth quarter was where our problems were. We need to learn how to finish the game after holding on to the lead for the most part of the game. We were up by two in the last two minutes but we still lost, so it’s a lesson for us to correct that,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkWhat’s working in TNT’s favor is its victories in do-or-die games over the past week, which also included a blowout win over NLEXThose experiences are where the star playmaker is drawing his confidence ahead of the date against the Beermen, which are armed with a twice-to-beat advantage in the quarterfinals. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano View comments Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi Citycenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Cobb disappointed after failing to complete La Salle’s 3rd set rally It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 awardlast_img

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