PBA: TNT battles Phoenix as Jayson Castro looks forward to playing


Posted at Mar 26 2017 04:55 AM

TNT veteran playmaker Jayson Castro says he feels alright and wants to play against Phoenix on Sunday. Courtesy of the PBA Media Bureau, file

TNT KaTropa will look to win their first game when they battle the Phoenix Fuel Masters in the PBA Commissioner's Cup at Ynares Center in Antipolo on Sunday.

Tipoff is at 6:45 p.m., right after winless Blackwater clashes with Rain Or Shine at 4:30 p.m.

Star playmaker Jayson Castro is expected to return for the KaTropa, who lost their first game against Meralco.

Castro has been sidelined because of a hamstring injury he sustained in the recent Philippine Cup semis, but he is raring to get back on the hardwood.

“I’m OK. Hopefully on Sunday, I’ll be able to play,” he said in the PBA website.

But Phoenix will also have a player returning to its fold.

Prized rookie Matthew Wright, who recently underwent an operation to remove bone spurs on his foot, feels fit enough to rejoin the Fuel Masters. 

“I feel good. It’s just a matter of strengthening and getting back to game shape,” Wright, Phoenix’s leading scorer in the Philippine Cup, told Spin.ph.

“I was supposed to be out for another two weeks roughly, but I feel like I can cut it into one (week).” 

Meanwhile, Blackwater looks to barge into the win column after opening the Commissioner's Cup 0-2, while Rain Or Shine wants to stretch its perfect start to 3-0.