Returning Castro leads TNT to rout of ROS


By Ivan Saldajeno

QUEZON CITY--Jayson Castro officially announced his comeback from an Achilles tendon injury with an explosive performance that propelled Talk 'n Text to a 114-103 rout of Rain Or Shine in the PBA Commissioner's Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on Monday night.

Castro fired 26 points on 10-of-14 shooting while also getting four rebounds, four assists, one steal, and one block to lead the Tropa, who opened a huge lead early on that they preserved until the end.

David Simon also played superb for TNT with 20 points, 14 rebounds, four assists, two blocks, and two steals.

JR QuiƱahan tallied 25 points, 12 rebounds, and two steals for ROS.

In observance of the rest of the Lenten season, the PBA will not hold games on Wednesday and Friday and will return to play on Easter Sunday.

Box Scores:

Talk 'n Text 114-Castro 26, Simon 20, Reyes J. 12, Reyes R. 12, Ababaou 11, Rosario 11, Carey 7, Williams 6, Tautuaa 4, De Ocampo 3, Rosser 2

Rain Or Shine 103-Quinahan 25, Charlo 22, Cruz 21, Ahanmisi 11, Norwood 8, Chan 5, Almazan 4, Tiu 3, Belga 2, Ibanes 2, Lee 0, Nimes 0, Ponferada 0, Trollano 0

Quarterscores: 31-23, 59-44, 92-75, 114-103

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