PBA: TNT overcomes double-digit deficit to beat ROS


Posted at Jan 27 2023 08:17 PM | Updated as of Jan 27 2023 11:50 PM

Talk 'N Text fought its way back from an 18-point deficit to close out Rain or Shine, 105-100, in the PBA Governors' Cup on Friday.

Jalen Hudson and Mikey Williams had 24 points each, while Roger Pogoy added 22 to ensure the Tropang GIGA's second straight win in the season-ending conference.

Hudson, Pogoy and Williams orchestrated a huge run in the third quarter after being limited to just 36 points in the first half.

From an 18-point deficit, the Tropang GIGA managed to pull to within 4 points, 80-84, going into the pay-off period.

Rain or Shine tried to recover, but TNT foiled the uprising to register a second straight win.

"We just gave credit to Rain or Shine's defense cause they really played well (early on). Sometime, you need to do that, giving credit to your opponents' defense for you to do something," said TNT coach Jojo Lastimosa.

Lastimosa said they were able to maintain composure despite falling behind by a big margin in the first half.

"Down by 13 at the half, we thought they're not too far ahead and we're not too far behind," said Lastimosa. 

Michael Qualls scored 35 points for the Elasto Painters, who saw their 18-point lead go to waste. 

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