HIGHLIGHTS: TNT Hold Off Late Rally, Hand Blackwater Season's First Loss, 99-92 (Dec. 2, 2016 - Video)


Highlights: TNT vs. Blackwater | PBA Philippine Cup 2016 - 2017
(Video by Sports5 on YouTube)

Jayson Castro played its first game under new coach Nash Racela, scored a 20 points and the TNT KaTropa handed the Blackwater Elite their first loss of the young season, 99-92 on Friday (December 2) at SMART-Araneta Coliseum.

Moala Tautuua, the best player of the game, also scored 20 points for KaTropa.

Super rookie Mac Belo once again led the Elite with 21 points to go with nine rebounds. The top overall pick in the 2016 PBA special draft went 5-for-10 from the floor, three out of five from the three-point area, adding eight free throws, a pair of assists and one steal.

Kyle Pascual and John Pinto added 14 points each in the loss.


The Scores:

TNT 99 – Tautuaa 20, Castro 20, De Ocampo 15, Fonacier 11, Rosario 8, Ganuelas-Rosser 8, Carey 5, Reyes 5, Williams 4, Pogoy 3, Hernandez 0, Rosales 0, Golla 0.

BLACKWATER 92 - Belo 21, K. Pascual 14, Pinto 14, Dela Cruz 12, Cervantes 10, Miranda 5, Ababou 4, Aguilar 4, Buenafe 4, Sena 4, Banal 0, R. Pascual 0, Forrester 0.

Quarter Scores: 21-30, 50-46, 76-67, 99-92 | Games Stats.

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TNT vs. Blackwater: Full Video Replay (posted on YouTube):
1st Quarter | 2nd Quarter | 3rd Quarter | 4th Quarter

Next Game of KaTropa and Elite:
  • Blackwater vs. Rain or Shine on December 9
  • TNT vs. Meralco on December 9