TNT almost pulled off an astonishing win despite being left with only two players in PBA 3×3 as it split its Day 1 games in the third leg at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig on Saturday, November 27.
Already without suspended big man Lervin Flores, the Tropang Giga were forced to play with just two men in a 16-21 loss to the Limitless App Masters after Jeremiah Gray hurt his left knee.
Gray suffered an abrupt exit after landing awkwardly off a two-handed jam early in the match.
The TNT star had trouble standing up, limped his way out of the court, and never returned to play.
Still, the shorthanded Tropang Giga gave the App Masters everything they could handle, with Almond Vosotros knotting the score at 11-11 with two consecutive two-pointers.
However, Limitless double teamed Vosotros for the rest of the game as it clinched the win with a 10-5 run.
Brandon Ganuelas-Rosser led the way for the App Masters with 6 points, while Jorey Napoles also supplied 6 points.
Vosotros starred in the loss with 12 points.
Earlier, TNT notched its first victory even without Flores after topping the Cavitex Braves, 20-17.
Flores was slapped with a two-game suspension – one from PBA 3×3 and the other from the Tropang Giga – for his unsportsmanlike foul against Meralco Bolts’ Tonino Gonzaga in the second leg semifinals.
TNT, the Leg 1 champion, needs to win its last Pool C match against the Purefoods TJ Titans on Sunday, November 28, to give itself a chance at reaching the quarterfinals. – Rappler.com