TNT outlasts Mahindra for fourth straight win

first_imgJayson Castro. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netTNT notched its fourth straight victory but not after surviving Mahindra, 86-84, Sunday in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup at Mall of Asia Arena.Donte Greene carried the KaTropa with 24 points, 14 rebounds, four assists, and three blocks, while Troy Rosario got 11 markers and four boards.ADVERTISEMENT Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Lausa loses to Bibulatov in UFC 210 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town MOST READ Roger Pogoy kept the door open with a split from the free throw line with 12.0 ticks left, but Alex Mallari failed to acknowledge the situation and badly missed the layup late, paving the way for Greene to seal the victory.Keith Wright topped the Floodbuster with 26 points, 13 rebounds, four assists, and two steals, while LA Revilla had 20.Unfortunately for the Floodbuster, their efforts still weren’t enough as they dropped their third straight game and fell to 1-5.The scores:TNT 86 – Greene 24, Rosario 11, Castro 10, Tautuaa 9, Rosales 8, Pogoy 6, Fonacier 5, De Ocampo 5, Williams 4, Reyes 3, Carey 1, Tamsi 0.ADVERTISEMENT On the edge of America, census begins in a tiny Alaska town Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcoscenter_img Canadian military mobilized to help Newfoundland dig out Greene and Rosario came up big but n the end, it was still Jayson Castro, who orchestrated the escape act, tallying 10 points, seven assists, and five rebounds as TNT improved to a 4-1 slate.TNT head coach Nash Racela looked at the game against the Floodbuster as a chance for his team to correct its miscues. But with a few sloppy plays, TNT found itself in another dogfight to the finish.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return“We were leading all the way and during the half, I was telling the team that this is the time to build and develop good habits during the game. Obviously today, we weren’t able to do that and we still had a lot of mistakes. It’s just good that we’re getting wins despite playing that way,” he said.With TNT holding a slim 83-81 lead, Mahindra still had a chance to pull ahead, but Jason Deutchmann muffed his trey with 31 seconds left. Dozens wounded as Iraqi protesters up pressure on government LATEST STORIES SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape test MAHINDRA 84 – Wright 26, Revilla 20, Mallari 17, Elorde 6, Salva 5, Paniamogan 4, Deutchman 3, Caperal 2, Yee 1, Ballesteros 0, Corpuz 0, Celda 0, Guevarra 0, Galanza 0.Quarters: 18-17, 47-38, 65-62, 86-84. Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos View commentslast_img read more


first_img“I had lost by a narrow margin in the semi finals and “I had lost by a narrow margin in the semi finals and knew at that point (when trailing 4-12) I have to use the technique on my own as the only way to win at that stage was by a fall,” said Yadav, the 2010 Commonwealth Games gold medallist and bronze winner at the Asian Championships and the Incheon Asian Games last year – all secured in the 74kg class. Yadav said he was congratulated by Sushil after his bronze medal win, but was annoyed when asked whether he was keen to fight a bout against Sushil to decide who will go to Rio. “Yes, Sushil called me and congratulated me. But I am surprised why the media is harping Sushil, Sushil when a world championship medal has come the nations way and we should be celebrating it. Thats for the future, to be discussed only later. Its a big medal for me, but media is constantly asking me about who will be sent to Rio, I dont understand this.” Yadav said the fortnight-long training stint he had with all the other countries wrestlers in USA ahead of the Worlds enabled him to guage the opponents strong and weak points. “The 15-day training camp organised by the World Championship host at the Colorado Springs was very helpful as it helped me practice with the other wrestlers. I could find out about their strengths and weaknesses. They, too, would have found out about mine,” he said. “I had taken part in the 2012 London Olympics when I was not very experienced and did not do well. I had prepared well for this World Championship and was eager to win a medal and qualify for the Rio Games. I now want to do well in Rio and win a medal there, but I leave it to the Federation (WFI),” he added. “This was perhaps my last chance to make an impression. I have won medals at the Commonwealth Games and Asian Games but winning a medal at a platform like the World Championship is something special. You get a lot of confidence from such an effort.” He also welcomed the reported plans of WFI to introduce IPL-style league in wrestling. “Its a very good move. People will know about rhe rules of the game, like they have now come to know about kabaddi after the Pro Kabaddi League, and players will also be financially rewarded. Except cricket, people dont know about the rules of other sports.” PTI SSR NP AH AH SDMadvertisementlast_img read more