PBA: TNT KaTropa knocks Ginebra out, earns spot into the PBA Finals

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Manila, Philippines  –  TNT survived a tough game against Barangay Ginebra with a 122-109 victory in Game 4 of the PBA semifinals and secure the last spot in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals.

Jayson Castro exploded for 38 points, 7 rebounds and 11 assists and Kelly Williams contributed a stat line of 14 points and 12 rebounds.

After struggling all series long, the reigning two-time best point guard in Asia gave a superb performance in Game 4 after he anchored TNT to 19-1 run despite being down by three with 7:39 to go in the final period.

“The whole game, I had this with me—my notes. It’s just two things: No.1, ‘Not the numbers that matter, but the Lord’s hand in favor of us.’ I know we’re going into this game facing a Ginebra crowd and lahat nung [all of the] favor is on them. But it’s the Lord’s favor that matters. I feel today, just us keeping our focus, and our composure that really helped us a lot today,” head coach of TNT Nash Racela said.

Japeth Aguilar led the Gin Kings with 31 points, six rebounds, and three blocks in 35 minutes, while Brownlee finished with 25 points, 15 boards, seven assists, and three blocks in 45 minutes.

Quarter scores: 29-35, 66-63, 95-92, 122-109.