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Castro, TNT nip ROS to boost playoff chances


Miles Morales

The ever-reliable Jayson Castro once again spearheaded the TNT in its pulsating win over Rain or Shine, 100-92, on Sunday to boost its playoff chances in the PBA Philippine Cup at Ynares Center in Antipolo.

The KaTropa led for majority of the second half until the Elasto Painters made one last push to close in, 95-91, courtesy of a basket by James Yap with 33 ticks left.

TNT managed to hold on as Castro sinks two charities to stretch the lead 97-91 with just 28.3 seconds left to play.

Castro led the KaTropa with 20 points and 10 assists. Troy Rosario also had 20 points and 6 boards.

With the win, the KaTropa tied San Miguel Beer in 4th spot with 4-3 win-loss card.

Meanwhile, the Painters was paced by Yap’s 18 points. Maverick Ahanmisi added 14 for Rain or Shine.

The Elasto Painters, 7-2, slipped to second place behind the Phoenix Fuel Masters.