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‘May the best team win’: Romeo downplays Finals faceoff vs former team TNT

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Terrence Romeo downplayed the expected spectacle of facing his former team TNT Katropa in the upcoming finals of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup.

“Wala sa akin yun. San Miguel vs. TnT,” said Romeo in downplaying the expected spectacle surrounding him and the Katropa.

“Wala, normal game. May the best team win.”

Game 1 of the best-of-seven title series between San Miguel and TNT will start Sunday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

This will be the first time Romeo faces TNT in a series since the bitter fall-out between the two parties during the off-season that led to the trade of the 27-year-old guard to the Beermen in exchange for Brian Heruela, David Semerad, and a future first round pick (2020).

At San Miguel, Romeo though has learned to assume a supporting role behind the team’s cast of veterans, a stark contrast to his superstar status while still with NorthPort and for a brief spell, with TnT Katropa.

Romeo finally won his first PBA championship after six years during the season-opening Philippine Cup.

The former UAAP MVP now found himself shooting for another possible title after the Beermen beat the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters, 98-95, in Friday night’s Game 4 of the semis to arrange a titular showdown with the top seeded Katropa.