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TNT obliterates San Miguel Beer in Game 5, one win away from PBA Finals


TNT Tropang Giga manhandled San Miguel Beermen from start to finish in Game 5 for a 110-90 victory in the 2021 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals on Wednesday night at the Don Honorio Ventura State University Gym in Bacolor, Pampanga.

Jayson Castro top-scored with 19 points, rookie Mikey Williams and Roger Pogoy added 18 markers apiece, while Jeth Troy Rosario ended up with 17 as the Tropang Giga surged to a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series.

The Tropang Giga set the tone early with consecutive triples from Erram and Williams for a 32-17 lead. TNT went on with its rampage in the second quarter behind Castro and Ryan Reyes as the lead reached 61-35 at the half.

The Tropang Giga went on to build its largest lead at 70-42 early in the third on baskets by Rosario and Pogoy but the Beermen countered with a rally to trim the deficit to 61-81.

San Miguel Beer made its last push in the fourth period at 68-83 but TNT banked on timely two-pointers by Castro and Pogoy and an outside hit by Williams to stretch the lead to 92-71.

June Mar Fajardo tallied double-double 23 points and 12 rebounds, while Jaymar Perez, Arwind Santos and Terrence Romeo contributed 18, 14 and 12 markers, respectively, for the Beermen.