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2nd half blast tows TNT over Phoenix in battle of unbeaten teams

Despite an ankle injury, RR Pogoy sizzled for the Tropang Giga. PBA Images
By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA--One zero in the loss column had to go on Monday night, and it was that of Phoenix.

TNT banked on a second half domination to stay undefeated in the PBA season at the expense of its erstwhile unbeaten opponent, 110-91, at the Angeles University Foundation Sports and Cultural Center.

Just when the Fuel Masters looked poised for an upset after dropping 30 points on the Tropang Giga in the second quarter, the latter responded with a 65-point blast in the last 24 minutes while holding the former to just 37 en route to the blowout win.

RR Pogoy braved an ankle injury he suffered in TNT's last game and put up 30 points on 11-of-22 shooting, five rebounds, two assists, one steal, and one block as the team moved back to solo first place with a 4-0 record.

Poy Erram added 18 points on 7-of-12 shooting, 15 rebounds, one assist, three blocks, and one steal off the bench.

Matt Wright's 31-point blast went down the drain as Phoenix suffered its first loss after a 2-0 start.

Box Scores:

TNT 110-Pogoy 30, Erram 18, Enciso 13, Parks 12, Rosario 11, Reyes 10, Castro 10, Washington 3, De Leon 3, Semerad 0, Alejandro 0, Vosotros 0, Flores 0

Phoenix 91-Wright 31, Napoles 10, Perkins 8, Jazul 7, Chua 7, Reyes 6, Garcia 5, Marcelo 5, Heruela 4, Intal 4, Gamboa 4, Rios 0

Quarterscores: 24-24, 45-54, 75-68, 110-91

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