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TNT dominates SMB in Game 3



Roger Pogoy and Poy Erram unleashed conference-high performances as TNT Tropang Giga dominated San Miguel Beer, 115-98, in the Game 3 semifinals series in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Philippine Cup at the DHVSU Gym in Bacolor, Pampanga.

Pogoy and Erram continued to step up as they combined for 47 points to give Tropang Giga a 2-1 advantage in their best-of-seven showdown against the Beermen.

Pogoy delivered another impressive output as he finished with 26 points, two rebounds, three assists and was a menace in defense with four steals in 34 minutes of action.

Poy Erram delivered a double-double game of 21 points and 13 rebounds, while rookie Mikey Williams added 20 points, five rebounds and five assists, followed by rookie Mikey Williams with 20 points, five rebounds and five assists.

Troy Rosario churned in 14 markers and seven boards, while sophomore Kib Montalbo recorded 11 points.

Unlike their past two encounters, TNT executed a much more impressive display in Game 3 as it successfully took control all-game long.

Protecting a 54-42 lead at the half, the Tropang Giga caught fire in the second half as Williams hit a fiery triple that extended the gap by as much as 25 points, 101-76, with 7:36 left in the final canto.

Terrence Romeo, meanwhile, topscored the Beermen with 22 points, seven rebounds and two steals, while June Mar Fajardo added 14 points and 10 rebounds.

The Scores:

TNT  115 – Pogoy 26, Erram 21, M.Williams 20, Rosario 14, Montalbo 9, Castro 9, Heruela 4, Khobuntin 4, Marcelo 2, Reyes 2, Mendoza 2, Exciminiano 0, Alejandro 0

SAN MIGUEL 98  – Romeo 22, Perez 14, Fajardo 14, Cabagnot 12, Tautuaa 11, Santos 9, Pessumal 5, Lassiter 3, Ross 3, Gamalinda 3, Zamar 2, Gotladera 0, Comboy 0

Quarters: 29-20, 54-42, 85-68, 115-98