The TNT Tropang Giga relied on a 1-2 combo of Poy Erram and Ray Parks to keep their record undefeated and send the depleted San Miguel Beermen to their second straight loss.
Erram’s double-double outing helped TNT oust an injury-plagued San Miguel squad. (Photo from PBA)
The Tropang Giga stayed undefeated in their first three games inside the PBA bubble. With Erram and Parks clicking on offense, TNT hacked out a lopsided 107-88 victory over San Miguel.
Erram hauled in a double-double night of 27 points and 15 rebounds, and made a perfect 9-9 clip on his two-point attempts. Parks, who is coming off a 40-point outing in their last game against the TerraFirma Dyip, produced 22 points and 6 boards.
Parks drilled four three-pointers in the win over SMB. (Photo from PBA)
The Beermen actually started out strong with Terrence Romeo’s barrage of three-pointers leading the way. But the star scoring guard suffered a dislocated shoulder injury in the second quarter after a hard collision with TNT defensive ace Ryan Reyes. Romeo didn’t return to the game.
TNT went up by 19 points after the first half, and they cruised all the way to their third victory this conference. Troy Rosario and RR Pogoy scored 16 and 15 markers, respectively, while Jayson Castro came off the bench to contribute 11.
Alex Cabagnot topscored for San Miguel with his 15 points, while Marcio Lassiter tallied 14 markers. With the team already missing the services of reigning MVP June Mar Fajardo, they took a huge blow tonight with Romeo sustaining an injury and their big men hit with foul trouble.
TNT (107) – Erram 27, Parks 22, Rosario 16, Pogoy 15, Castro 11, Enciso 10, Reyes 3, Flores 3, Semerad 0, De Leon 0, Alejandro 0, Washington 0, Vosotros 0
San Miguel (88) – Cabagnot 15, Lassiter 14, Ross 13, Romeo 11, Santos 11, Tautuaa 9, Zamar 5, Pessumal 3, Escoto 2, Mamaril 2, Gamalinda 2, De Guzman 1, Alolino 0, Comboy 0