PBA: Pogoy comes up big as TNT claims top seed


Posted at Mar 17 2023 08:37 PM | Updated as of Mar 17 2023 10:08 PM

(UPDATED) Talk 'N Text outhustled Barangay Ginebra in the fourth quarter to take a 114-105 win and the top seeding in the PBA Governors' Cup quarterfinals on Friday at the PhilSports Arena.

The Tropang GIGA used a big run in the final minutes of the game to knock down the Gin Kings.

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson had an-all around game of 34 points, 11 rebounds, four assists and four steals for TNT, which improved to 10-1.

But it was Roger Pogoy' incursions that started a 7-0 run that toppled Ginebra.

Pogoy finished with 22 points.

"As long as we don't panic and the guys we talked about being poised the whole game, they didn't panic," said coach Jojo Lastimosa.

"The guys made shots when we need to and made stops we need. That's just the game."

Ginebra, led by Justin Brownleee's 27 points, fell to 8-3 at third seed behind San Miguel (9-2), which ended up at second in the standings.

The Tropang GIGA will next face eighth-seed Phoenix Super LPG in the quarterfinals, while San Miguel takes on seventh-seed Converge.

Ginebra will be battling sixth-seed NLEX while Meralco faces fifth-seed Magnolia. 

PBA Season 47 games can be streamed live and on-demand on iWantTFC with a Premium subscription, available worldwide except PH and US.