TNT kept its immaculate record intact going into the quarterfinals of the PBA 3x3 first leg to end the elimination stage on top of Pool A at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City on Sunday, November 21.
Pitted against erstwhile unbeaten Platinum Karaoke, the Tropang Giga gutted out a thrilling 21-20 overtime win thanks to the deadly shooting of hotshot Almond Vosotros.
Vosotros finished with 8 points and hit the game-winner as TNT concluded the pool stage with a 4-0 record and set up a clash with Barangay Ginebra, which nailed the last quarterfinals berth.
Ginebra caught the quarterfinals bus following a 21-16 win over NorthPort in a sudden death between the third-place teams from Pools B and C.
Meanwhile, Platinum landed at second in Pool A with a 3-1 card and will tangle with San Miguel – which finished at first place in Pool C with a 2-1 slate – in the last eight.
Pool B leader Meralco Bolts 3x3 (3-0) will face Pool C second-placer Cavitex Braves (2-1), while Pool A third-placer Purefoods TJ Titans (2-2) will go up against Pool B second-placer Terrafirma 3x3 (2-1).
All quarterfinals, semifinals, and finals games are knockout matches. – Rappler.com
Delfin Dioquino dreamt of being a PBA player, but he did not have the skills to make it. So he pursued the next best thing to being an athlete – to write about them. He took up journalism at the University of Santo Tomas and joined Rappler as soon as he graduated in 2017.