Pogoy puts on three-point clinic as TNT thwarts Ginebra
MANILA, Philippines – Roger Pogoy went berserk from long range to catapult TNT to a come-from-behind 104-96 win over Barangay Ginebra in the 2019 PBA Commissioner's Cup at the Araneta Coliseum on Wednesday, June 12.
The sharp-shooting guard drilled in a whopping 10 triples for a career-high 38 points as the KaTropa stormed back from down 10 points in the final frame to raise their record to 5-1.
With the win, TNT forced a three-way logjam at the top of the team standings with NorthPort and Blackwater.
Unconscious from rainbow country, Pogoy knocked down a three-pointer that knotted the score at 79-79 before firing 8 straight points – 6 from downtown – to give the KaTropa a 96-86 lead.
Pogoy joined elite company in Allan Caidic, Kenneth Duremdes, and Marcio Lassiter as he became only the fourth local in PBA history to bury 10 three-pointers.
Import Terrence Jones was just as stellar as Pogoy after submitting a triple-double of 17 points, 16 assists, 14 rebounds, and 6 blocks, while Jayson Castro and Troy Rosario added 17 and 11 points, respectively, in the win.
The defending champion Gin Kings were primed to return to the winning track leading 79-69 early in the payoff period until Jones, Pogoy and Castro conspired for a table-turning 12-0 spurt.
Justin Brownlee delivered 29 points, 17 rebounds, and 2 blocks, but was limited in the final frame as Barangay Ginebra dropped to 2-3.
LA Tenorio had 18 points, 7 assists, and 5 rebounds, while Greg Slaughter and Japeth Aguilar put up 11 points apiece in the losing effort.
TNT 104 - Pogoy 38, Jones 17, Castro 17, Trollano 12, Rosario 11, Taha 5, D. Semerad 2, Heruela 2, A. Semerad 0, Carey 0, Reyes 0.
Ginebra 96 - Brownlee 29, Tenorio 18, Slaughter 11, Aguilar 11, Devance 10, Thompson 7, Ferrer 7, Mercado 3, Caguioa 0, Mariano 0.
Quarters: 22-22, 48-49, 69-77, 104-96.