TNT stays unbeaten, Ginebra nails last PBA 3x3 quarters berth

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. –

Delfin Dioquino

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.