PBA Philippine Cup

Parks, Castro listed ‘day-to-day’ as TNT faces elimination

Delfin Dioquino
Parks, Castro listed ‘day-to-day’ as TNT faces elimination

SIDELINED. Jayson Castro leaves Game 4 due to bone spurs on his left knee.

File photo from PBA Images

It is still uncertain whether Ray Parks and Jayson Castro will play when TNT tries to stay alive against Barangay Ginebra in the PBA finals

There is a possibility that TNT will not play without two of its best players when it tries to stave off elimination against Barangay Ginebra in the PBA Philippine Cup finals.

According to Tropang Giga head coach Bong Ravena, Jayson Castro and Ray Parks are listed “day-to-day” due to injuries they suffered in the best-of-seven series, which the Gin Kings lead 3-1.

Parks has already missed 3 straight games due to a left calf strain, while Castro left Game 4 in the second half due to bone spurs on his left knee.

Without Castro and Parks on the floor, TNT fell short of its comeback in Game 4 and absorbed an 88-98 defeat.

Although the absence of Castro and Parks makes life a little easier for Ginebra, Gin Kings head coach Tim Cone could not help but feel for the injury-plagued Tropang Giga.

“That would be like us losing Scottie (Thompson) and Stanley (Pringle). How difficult would it be for us to win without Scottie and Stanley? So that is how I look at it,” Cone said.

“Those are two big losses for them, but I know that Bobby Ray is supposedly close to coming back, and Jayson is a warrior, he’ll find a way if he possibly can,” Cone added.

A new All-Filipino champion may be crowned after Game 5, which is slated on Wednesday, December 9. – Rappler.com

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.