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PBA: TNT goes on Q3 blast to rip Terrafirma

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson slams for two of his 37 points. Dennis Acosta
By Ivan Saldajeno

QUEZON CITY--TNT pulled away from Terrafirma in the third quarter en route to a 133-93 blowout win in their PBA Commissioner's Cup game on Wednesday night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

The Tropang Giga outscored the Dyip, 41-16, in the third quarter to turn a 58-55 halftime lead into a 99-71 rout entering the fourth.

TNT even had a chance to reach 100 after just three quarters, but Glenn Khobuntin badly missed a corner three before Henry Galinato picked it up for the buzzer-beating putback.

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson led the Tropang Giga, who have now scored back-to-back wins after their season-opening loss to the Magnolia Hotshots, with 37 points, six rebounds, six assists, one steal, and one block.

Calvin Oftana, Jayson Castro, and Henry Galinato each added 15 points.

Fresh from winning the PBA Press Corps Player of the Week award, Javi Gomez De Liano led Terrafirma anew with 16 points, five rebounds, one assist, and one steal.

Isaac Go fired 14 points on 4-of-8 shooting from beyond the arc with 11 rebounds, two assists, and one steal in a game where Timothy De Thaey sat out the game due to a groin injury and Juami Tiongson was sick.

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