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Erram trade to TNT approved by PBA

Feb 28, 2020 - 4:43 PM

The trade reunites Poy Erram with the team that drafted him in 2013

BIG BOOST. Poy Erram gives TNT one of the deadliest starting five in the league. Photo from PBA Images


Erram set for TNT reunion in 3-team trade

Feb 17, 2020 - 11:15 PM

NLEX is expected to part ways with Poy Erram as he reunites with TNT, the team that drafted him in 2013

BIG BOOST. Poy Erram will beef up the TNT frontcourt unit for the upcoming PBA season. Photo from PBA Images


Parks stays with TNT after signing one-year deal

Feb 17, 2020 - 10:18 PM

With Ray Parks on board, TNT eyes to capitalize on the absence of June Mar Fajardo and Greg Slaughter in its bid to end a five-year title drought

DONE DEAL. Ray Parks and TNT finally come into an agreement. Photo from PBA Images


TNT pulls off another trade, gets Ed Daquioag

Jan 14, 2020 - 2:46 PM

The move comes just a week after TNT shipped Mike Digregorio to Alaska to acquire combo guard Simon Enciso

NEW HOME. Ed Daquioag gets shipped to TNT, the third team of his young PBA career. Photo from PBA Images


Meralco tops TNT in Game 5 to set up finals trilogy with Ginebra

Dec 23, 2019 - 9:42 PM

Allen Durham and Bong Quinto show the way, with Meralco set to meet Barangay Ginebra in the PBA Governors' Cup finals for the third time in the last 4 seasons

BACK AT IT. Chris Newsome and Meralco reach the PBA Governors' Cup finals again after falling short last season. Photo from PBA Images


For Castro, now is best time for finals-seeking TNT to stop Durham

Dec 22, 2019 - 7:25 PM

Jayson Castro says containing Allen Durham will be key if TNT wants to beat Meralco in their do-or-die duel for the last finals berth in the PBA Governors' Cup

BACK-TO-BACK. Jayson Castro and TNT seek to reach the finals for the second straight conference this season. Photo from PBA Images


Meralco stays alive, drags TNT to do-or-die semis duel

Dec 21, 2019 - 9:12 PM

Allen Durham does not want to go home just yet as Meralco knots the best-of-five series at 2-2

CAN'T BE STOPPED. Import Allen Durham dominates against TNT in Game 4. Photo from PBA Images


Clutch McDaniels, TNT nip Meralco to move on cusp of PBA finals

Dec 19, 2019 - 9:52 PM

TNT seizes a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five semifinals series, thanks to KJ McDaniels finding his shooting touch

ONE MORE WIN. Jayson Castro and TNT nears another finals appearance. Photo from PBA Images


Amer accuses Pogoy of pinching him since start of Meralco-TNT series

Dec 18, 2019 - 10:07 AM

After keying Meralco to a semis-tying win over TNT, Baser Amer bares the marks left by Pogoy's pinching on different parts of his body

TIED SERIES. Baser Amer and Meralco get back at Roger Pogoy and TNT. Photo from PBA Images


Durham electrifies Meralco to semis-tying romp over TNT

Dec 17, 2019 - 9:40 PM

Allen Durham runs roughshod over TNT with a 40-point triple-double as Meralco knots the best-of-five series at 1-1

DO-IT-ALL. Meralco import Allen Durham imposes his will on TNT. Photo from PBA Images


Bad back and all, Pogoy rises to occasion for finals-seeking TNT

Dec 16, 2019 - 7:35 AM

Roger Pogoy bucks the pain and contributes as TNT trumps Meralco in Game 1 of their best-of-five semifinals series in the PBA Governors' Cup

GUNNER. Roger Pogoy comes up big for TNT in the playoffs. Photo from PBA Images


McDaniels, TNT pull plug on Meralco for 1-0 semis edge

Dec 15, 2019 - 9:30 PM

KJ McDaniels scatters 16 points in the final quarter as TNT fends off an inspired Meralco comeback in Game 1 of their best-of-five semifinals series

BEAST. KC McDaniels delivers another monster double-double for TNT. Photo from PBA Images


TNT dethrones Magnolia behind McDaniels, Parks heroics

Nov 25, 2019 - 10:28 PM

TNT storms back from 18 points down to secure its place in the semifinals of the PBA Governors' Cup

ON TO THE NEXT. KJ McDaniels and TNT prevent Magnolia from forcing a do-or-die match. Photo from PBA Images



Castro return restores order for twice-to-beat TNT

Nov 21, 2019 - 12:18 PM

TNT arrests a three-game skid and clinches the twice-to-beat quarterfinals bonus just as Jayson Castro comes back from a month-long injury layoff

HEART AND SOUL. Jayson Castro displays his veteran savvy as TNT turns back San Miguel for the playoff incentive. Photo from PBA Images


McDaniels, TNT seal playoff bonus with thrilling win vs San Miguel

Nov 20, 2019 - 10:13 PM

KJ McDaniels delivers in clutch plays on both ends as TNT ends a three-game slide to nail the last twice-to-beat quarterfinals incentive

ALL-AROUND. KJ McDaniels comes to the rescue for TNT with a stellar performance across the board. Photo from PBA Images


Magnolia stalls TNT’s playoff bonus bid in Davao City win

Nov 16, 2019 - 8:05 PM

Led by import Romeo Travis, Magnolia deals TNT its third straight loss and marches to the quarterfinals on a winning note

PLAYOFF-READY. Chris Banchero and Magnolia bounce back with a rousing win in Davao City. Photo from PBA Images


Parks takes 'full responsibility' as TNT debut ends in loss

Nov 08, 2019 - 11:35 PM

Ray Parks says he needs to 'step into the plate and do better' as TNT succumbs to its second straight defeat

BIG ADDITION. Ray Parks says he just wants to fit in and help TNT win. Photo from PBA Images


Barangay Ginebra spoils Parks debut for TNT in thriller

Nov 08, 2019 - 9:38 PM

Import Justin Brownlee and Stanley Pringle deliver down the stretch as Barangay Ginebra holds on to win against TNT

BACK ON TRACK. LA Tenorio and Barangay Ginebra return to the winning column. Photo from PBA Images


Parks trade to TNT gets PBA thumbs up

Nov 03, 2019 - 8:08 PM

Ray Parks leaves a struggling Blackwater squad mired at the bottom and joins a TNT team tied for the top spot in the PBA Governors' Cup

NEW TEAM. Ray Parks leaves Blackwater after only two conferences. Photo from PBA Images


NLEX plays spoiler, deals TNT first loss behind magnificent Harris

Oct 25, 2019 - 9:50 PM

Manny Harris unleashes 28 of his 40 points in the second half as NLEX ends TNT's seven-game unbeaten run

SUPER IMPORT. Manny Harris once again proves NLEX made the right decision to sign him as import. Photo from PBA Images


TNT gets Digregorio, trades Heruela to Blackwater

Oct 19, 2019 - 3:38 PM

Mike Digregorio is expected to add more floor spacing for title-seeking TNT, while Brian Heruela returns to Blackwater, which drafted him in 2014

EXCHANGE. Mike Digregorio and Brian Heruela switch places. Photo from PBA Images


'Fired up' by accidental hit, McDaniels keeps TNT spotless

Oct 18, 2019 - 11:28 PM

KJ McDaniels erupts for 16 points right after he was inadvertently hit in the face by Kevin Racal as TNT extends its unbeaten run in the PBA Governors' Cup

DO-IT-ALL. KJ McDaniels leads TNT to a 7-0 record – the first time in franchise history since the PBA expanded to 12 teams. Photo from PBA Images


McDaniels delivers in endgame as perfect TNT escapes Alaska in OT

Oct 18, 2019 - 9:53 PM

TNT gets off to a 7-0 start for the first time since the PBA expanded to 12 teams

SUPER IMPORT. KJ McDaniels proves to be a cut above the rest. Photo from PBA Images


McDaniels erupts for 51 as TNT stays unbeaten

Oct 12, 2019 - 10:22 PM

TNT banks on KJ McDaniels' 51-point explosion to secure their sixth straight victory

Photo from PBA Images

Rosario hits dagger as TNT escapes NorthPort to stay perfect

Oct 09, 2019 - 7:09 PM

Behind Troy Rosario and KJ McDaniels, TNT mounts a comeback to edge out NorthPort and extend their unbeaten run to 5 games

DAGGER THREE. Troy Rosario's go-ahead three in the 1:06 mark of the 4th quarter powered TNT to stay perfect in the 2019 PBA Governors' Cup. Photo by PBA Images

Perez charging to experience sorry Columbian loss to TNT

Oct 06, 2019 - 1:03 AM

CJ Perez and Columbian fall short in their bid of handing TNT its first loss in the PBA Governors' Cup

LEARNING EXPERIENCE. CJ Perez says Columbian will be better from its loss to TNT. Photo from PBA Images


TNT stays perfect after edging upset-minded Columbian

Oct 05, 2019 - 9:38 PM

KJ McDaniels, Roger Pogoy, and Jayson Castro team up for 81 points to power TNT to its fourth straight win

AT THE TOP. Jayson Castro and TNT jump to solo lead in the standings. Photo from PBA Images


Pogoy wishes hot shooting in PBA translated to FIBA World Cup

Oct 02, 2019 - 11:46 PM

Roger Pogoy has been lighting it up from deep since he returned from the World Cup to help keep TNT unbeaten

SPOTLESS. Roger Pogoy and TNT have yet to lose in the PBA Governors' Cup. Photo from PBA Images


TNT rains threes vs Phoenix to stay unscathed

Oct 02, 2019 - 10:00 PM

Troy Rosario, Roger Pogoy, and import KJ McDaniels catch fire as TNT drains 8 of its 18 triples in the final quarter

UNDEFEATED. KJ McDaniels and TNT stretch their winning streak to 3 games. Photo from PBA Images


Wright 'no excuses' as flagrant foul on Rosario dooms Rain or Shine

Sep 28, 2019 - 10:13 PM

Rain or Shine succumbs to TNT as Joel Wright gets forced to sit in the crucial stretch after intentionally tripping Troy Rosario

KEEPING A COOL HEAD. Joel Wright says he needs to play better as Rain or Shine slips to 1-2. Photo from PBA Images


TNT pummels Rain or Shine behind do-it-all McDaniels

Sep 28, 2019 - 7:16 PM

KJ McDaniels and TNT remain unbeaten in two games to seize a piece of the lead with NLEX

BACK-TO-BACK. KJ McDaniels takes over late for the undefeated TNT. Photo from PBA Images


McDaniels erupts for 41 as TNT dominates Blackwater

Sep 25, 2019 - 7:02 PM

TNT opens its 2019 PBA Governors' Cup campaign with a lopsided win over Blackwater

SHARPSHOOTER. KJ McDaniels shines to lead TNT past Blackwater. Photo by PBA Images

Jones eyeing NBA return after stellar PBA stint

Aug 18, 2019 - 4:01 PM

Terrence Jones says he will think about giving the PBA another run, but for now, he is focused on getting ready for the next NBA season

RETURNING HOME. Terrence Jones says his experience in the PBA and the Philippines is something he will never forget. Photo from PBA Images


Ex-NBA player KJ McDaniels to reinforce TNT in Governors' Cup

Aug 17, 2019 - 7:05 PM

TNT plans to follow the same formula that brought it back to PBA relevance by tapping KJ McDaniels, the former NBA teammate of Terrence Jones

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. TNT will look to end its title drought with KJ McDaniels in the fold. Photo from Instagram/@kocmj


PBA finalists San Miguel, TNT rekindle rivalry in Macau

Aug 17, 2019 - 6:20 PM

Newly crowned San Miguel Beer leads 3 PBA teams in an Asian club tournament this September

SUPER TEAM. PBA champion San Miguel tests its mettle against club teams from China, Japan, and South Korea. Photo from PBA Images

Jones accepts Arwind apology, says he only wants respect

Aug 17, 2019 - 12:15 AM

Former NBA player Terrence Jones says Arwind Santos' monkey taunt did not dampen his experience in the PBA and the Philippines

END OF THE ROAD. Terrence Jones ends his PBA stint as TNT loses the championship to San Miguel. Photo from PBA Images


San Miguel dispatches TNT in Game 6 to reclaim Comm's Cup crown

Aug 16, 2019 - 9:35 PM

Down 1-2 in the best-of-seven finals series, the Beermen seize the next 3 games for their 27th title in franchise history

CHAMPS AGAIN. San Miguel completes its Cinderella run in the PBA Commissioner's Cup. Photo from PBA Images


HIGHLIGHTS: TNT KaTropa vs San Miguel Beermen - PBA Finals 2019 Game 6

Aug 15, 2019 - 8:27 PM

San Miguel goes for the PBA Commissioner's Cup crown as TNT tries to stay alive in Game 6 at the Araneta Coliseum on Friday, August 16

Ross on helping Jones: 'I'm not a terrible person'

Aug 15, 2019 - 9:13 AM

Despite their heated encounters, Chris Ross displays sportsmanship by helping Terrence Jones get up from the floor

ON THE VERGE. Chris Ross and San Miguel are a win away from another PBA championship. Photo from PBA Images


Arwind not sorry for monkey gesture towards Jones

Aug 15, 2019 - 12:07 AM

Comparing black people to monkeys is a racist attack, but Arwind Santos says he's only trying to get into Terrence Jones' head

MIND GAMES. Arwind Santos says it all depends on Terrence Jones if he loses his cool. Photo from PBA Images


McCullough comes up clutch as San Miguel stuns TNT for 3-2 lead

Aug 14, 2019 - 9:37 PM

Chris McCullough delivers the goods in the closing stretch to help the Beermen storm back from 16 points down in the final 10 minutes

TURN BACK. Chris McCullough and San Miguel pull off a come-from-behind win over TNT. Photo from PBA Images


HIGHLIGHTS: TNT KaTropa vs San Miguel Beermen - PBA Finals 2019 Game 5

Aug 13, 2019 - 7:06 PM

TNT and San Miguel both seek to move one win closer from claiming the championship in Game 5 at the Araneta Coliseum on Wednesday, August 14

After shoving match, Nabong says Jones flops 'all the time'

Aug 12, 2019 - 5:46 PM

Kelly Nabong believes Terrence Jones pushed him because he did not like that TNT fell victim to San Miguel in Game 4 of the PBA Commissioner's Cup finals

DEADLOCK. Kelly Nabong and San Miguel tie TNT in the best-of-seven series at 2-2. Photo from PBA Images


Castro focused on grander goal for TNT after seizing Best Player plum

Aug 12, 2019 - 7:15 AM

Ending a two-year title drought remains at the top of the list for Jayson Castro

RAN OUT OF GAS. Jayson Castro and TNT fall short in gaining a 3-1 lead over San Miguel in the PBA finals. Photo from PBA Images


Comic relief after Arwind-Jones shouting match: 'Amoy burger'

Aug 11, 2019 - 11:46 PM

Fouled hard by San Miguel's Arwind Santos, TNT import Terrence Jones lets out a roar and figures in a brief staredown in Game 4

MIND GAMES. Arwind Santos admits that he and his teammates have been trying to get into Terrence Jones' head. Photo from PBA Images


San Miguel banks on McCullough, Fajardo to nip TNT in Game 4

Aug 11, 2019 - 9:12 PM

Staying composed in the endgame this time, the Beermen knot the best-of-seven series at 2-2

ALL TIED UP. Chris McCullough and San Miguel avoid falling into a 1-3 hole against TNT. Photo from PBA Images


After nearly 3 years, Castro wins PBA Best Player award again

Aug 11, 2019 - 6:36 PM

TNT's Jayson Castro bests San Miguel's June Mar Fajardo, Blackwater's Ray Parks, Columbian's CJ Perez, and NorthPort's Robert Bolick for the coveted plum


Jones dethrones Brownlee, tops McCullough for PBA Best Import plum

Aug 11, 2019 - 6:31 PM

Terrence Jones clinches the award after churning out monster numbers and towing TNT back to the finals for the first time in two years


HIGHLIGHTS: TNT KaTropa vs San Miguel Beermen - PBA Finals 2019 Game 4

Aug 10, 2019 - 6:00 PM

TNT shoots for a 3-1 lead while San Miguel eyes for the tie in Game 4 at the Araneta Coliseum on Sunday, August 11

Jones not trading barbs with Ross on 'baby' jab

Aug 10, 2019 - 3:31 PM

Opting to keep his focus on the game, Terrence Jones heaps praise on his teammates as TNT gains a 2-1 lead over San Miguel in the PBA finals

NOT THE OTHER STUFF. Terrence Jones only wants to talk about basketball. Photo from PBA Images