TNT claims 1st victory, keeps NLEX winless

RR Pogoy led the KaTropa to their first win of the season. PBA Media Group
By Jean Adnaloy Mendoza

MANILA—The TNT KaTropa scored their first win in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup after three tries, prevailing against the NLEX Road Warriors, 85-80, on Wednesday night at the Big Dome.

The KaTropa opened a huge 14-point lead in the fourth quarter only to quickly lose it when  Poy Erram shot back-to-back buckets that downsized the lead to 2, 79-77.

However, Roger Pogoy and Jason Castro managed to save the show for them at the very last minute to claim their first victory.

Castro found Pogoy wide open to deliver a dagger three with only under a minute to play.

Pogoy contributed 20 points and 7 rebounds while Don Trollano delivered 15 points and 7 rebounds.

Erram made 19 points, 15 coming from a very hard-fought fourth quarter, tying with Bong Galanza for NLEX, which is now holding a 0-3 record.

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