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Possibility of missing key locals to Gilas doesn’t concern TNT import Greene

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Donte Greene anticipated the rowdy crowd when TNT faced off against Ginebra on Sunday. What he was’t prepared for, though, was the Gin Kings ganging up on him and triple-teaming him. “They just changed their defensive schemes and started triple-teaming me. Some guys on our team didn’t make the shots they normally make. But that […]

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TNT overcomes Mahindra for 4th win in a row

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TNT notched its fourth straight victory but not after surviving Mahindra, 86-84, Sunday in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup at Mall of Asia Arena. Donte Greene carried the KaTropa with 24 points, 14 rebounds, four assists, and three blocks, while Troy Rosario got 11 markers and four boards. Greene and Rosario came up big but […]

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Explosive scorer Castro takes on playmaking role

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ANTIPOLO—Dishing out an eye-popping 14 assists in his conference debut, Jayson Castro shared that he’s taking more of a distributor role with the makeup of TNT this conference. “That’s what our team needs because we have lots of scorers and shooters. I really have to involve every one so that the defense also gets loose […]

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Rosters set for 2017 PBA All-Star

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ANTIPOLO–Rosters are now set as the PBA gears up for the 2017 PBA All-Star. Members of the Gilas Pilipinas pool will join forces with the other PBA superstars as they face off in a three-leg festivities to be held in Cagayan de Oro, Lucena, and Lapu-Lapu City in Cebu. Young guns take the lead for […]

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TNT rips Phoenix in Amundson’s last game

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ANTIPOLO — Lou Amundson had a dominating sendoff in his final game for TNT after leading a 122-93 demolition job of Phoenix Sunday in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup at Ynares Center here. The 10-year NBA veteran posted 20 points, eight rebounds and two blocks to lead the KaTropa to their first win. Amundson will […]

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Injured Castro regrets blown chance to make finals

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Jayson Castro led TNT to within a win away from the PBA Philippine Cup Finals but in the KaTropa’s biggest game of the conference, the superstar point guard could only watch helplessly behind his team’s bench as it yielded Game 7 of the semifinals to the San Miguel Beermen on Monday. Castro was forced to […]

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Career-high 31 points just a bonus for defensive specialist Ross

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The last time Chris Ross had an offensive explosion, it was in February of last year in Game 7 of the 2016 Philippine Cup Finals when the San Miguel Beermen completed their historic comeback from 0-3 down to stun the Alaska Aces. Ross had another one coming and unfortunately for the TNT KaTropa, it came […]

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TNT holds off GlobalPort, arranges semis clash with SMB

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TNT used a strong defensive stance in the final minute to escape with a 95-90 victory over GlobalPort and sweep their 2017 PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinals series Monday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Ranidel de Ocampo scored six of the KaTropa’s last eight points as they fended off the pesky Batang Pier late and arrange a semifinals date […]

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TNT goes for sweep vs ‘dangerous’ GlobalPort

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The TNT KaTropa have yet to find ways to stop the dynamic duo of Terrence Romeo and Stanley Pringle. But they’ve been finding ways to hurdle the whole GlobalPort team. The KaTropa look to make it 3-0 over the Batang Pier in the conference, going for the kill in their PBA Philippine Cup best-of-three quarterfinals […]

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Known for offense, Castro says defense will carry TNT to semis

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TNT is known for its offensive firepower but Jayson Castro knows that what will propel TNT into the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals is its defense. On Saturday, TNT showed what it can accomplish on the defensive end of the floor in a 109-101 win over GlobalPort in Game 1 of their best-of-three quarterfinals series. […]

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TNT, GlobalPort begin quarterfinals duel

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Coaches Nash Racela and Franz Pumaren engage in a chess match anew, this time steering TNT and GlobalPort, respectively, at the start of their best-of-three quarterfinals duel in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup on Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena. The KaTropa may have lost their last eliminations assignment, a 98-94 defeat to top-seed San Miguel […]

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Fajardo, Castro, Abueva lead Gilas pool

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San Miguel Beer’s June Mar Fajardo and TNT’s Jayson Castro headlined the 24-man Gilas Pilipinas pool which will make up the national team for the coming international tournaments. National team coach Chot Reyes announced the names on Sunday at Philsports Arena in Pasig in between the Alaska-Mahindra and Ginebra-Phoenix doubleheader. Calvin Abueva and Terrence Romeo are also […]

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Castro: TNT lost effort in defeat to Star

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Even Jayson Castro admitted TNT lacked effort in its 88-77 defeat to Star on Sunday. “Nawala yung effort namin, at isa na ako doon (Our effort was gone, and I was one of those),” he shared. Slow to rotate and beaten to 50-50 balls by a locked in Hotshots crew, the KaTropa found themselves down, 15-4, […]

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Jalalon embraces challenge playing vs ‘idol’ Castro

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Idol or not, Jio Jalalon isn’t backing down from Jayson Castro. In his fist matchup against Asia’s best point guard, Jalalon managed to stand his ground and eventually helped Star get an 88-77 win over TNT in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Jalalon had nine points and four rebounds in […]

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Hotshots lean on strong start to beat KaTropa

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The Star Hotshots checked a two-game slide and created a heavy five-way logjam at fifth place in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup with an 88-77 subduing of the TNT KaTropa Texters at Smart Araneta Coliseum Sunday night. Beaten by Barangay Ginebra and Alaska Milk in their last two games, the Hotshots fought with a great resolve to get back on […]

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PBA Fan of the Day: Jeren Miralles

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Name: Jeren Miralles Age: 18 Hails from: Caloocan Favorite team: TNT KaTropa Favorite player: Jayson Castro How long have you been a fan of  the team: 2 years Why are you a fan of the team:  Because of Jayson Castro.

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TNT, Star look to get back on track

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TNT KaTropa and Star clash in a weekend match at Smart Araneta Coliseum, both looking to bounce back from a heart-rending loss in chase of their quarterfinal-round bids in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup.          The Texters pursue their Top Two aspiration while the Hotshots fight to keep spot in the Magic Eight […]

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NLEX scores crucial win over TNT

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ANGELES CITY—The NLEX Road Warriors hit their stride on the road and stopped their bleeding with a 110-98 reversal of the TNT KaTropa Texters in the PBA Philippine Cup Petron Blaze Saturday Special at Angeles University Foundation gym here. The Road Warriors picked up a good rhythm late in the first half, then engaged the Texters in […]

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Hodge says Castro ‘toughest guy I’ve ever guarded’

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From the time he set foot in the league five years ago, Meralco forward Cliff Hodge has been one of the Bolts most reliable defender. Hodge, the fourth overall pick by Meralco in the 2012 PBA Draft, has been locking down opposing teams’ best players from Alaska’s Calvin Abueva to GlobalPort’s Terrence Romeo to name a […]

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Castro picks up where he left off in return for TNT

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If there’s one thing his hiatus did well for Jayson Castro, it definitely made him miss playing on the hard court. Making his season debut on Friday for TNT, the Kapampangan spitfire truly showed what his team had missed the past two games. Castro didn’t waste time in reminding everyone what he’s capable off, firing 20 points […]

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With Castro still out, TNT turns to de Ocampo in win over Ginebra

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Without Jayson Castro, the bulk of the load for TNT lied on the broad shoulders of Ranidel de Ocampo. And on Sunday, he proved once again why he is still one of the premier forwards in the league, leading the KaTropa past Barangay Ginebra, 108-103 for their breakthrough win in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup. […]

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Castro eyes title after winning 4th BPC award

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Jayson Castro has solidified himself as one of the greatest guards of his generation, but he knows there’s still another trophy he wants to add to his cabinet. Castro on Sunday was awarded with his fourth Best Player of the Conference award after leading TNT to a 10-1 record and to the semifinals of the […]

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Castro wins BPC; Durham is Best Import

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TNT guard Jayson Castro was named Best Player of the Conference in the 2016 PBA Governors’ Cup on Sunday before Game 2 of the Finals between Barangay Ginebra and Meralco tipped off at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Castro took home his fourth BPC award. He led all locals with an average Statistical Points of 38.3, edging […]

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Meralco enters first finals, takes down top seed TNT

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MERALCO is in the promised land and it took the unlikeliest guy to do a Moses and get the Bolts there. Cliff Hodge scored a career-high 32 points to lead a bunch of gritty Meralco players who completed a gigantic upset of TNT Ka Tropa with a 94-88 win Monday to advance to PBA Governors Cup finals […]

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Meralco goes for first finals berth vs TNT in Game 4

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TNT KaTropa may have its back on the wall, but the fight remains for the proud franchise. No less than Texters star Jayson Castro was foremost among those who has not thrown in the towel, vowing his team will come back tonight against Meralco in their PBA Governors Cup semifinals duel at the Smart Araneta […]

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2016 Governors’ Cup Semis Preview: TNT KaTropa vs Meralco Bolts

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Sister teams TNT and Meralco are on a collision course, and we’ll see just much glory is thicker than blood between these two clubs. TNT and Meralco have players and coaches who have played on both sides, and that adds a lot of potentially dramatic flavor to this match up. Among these are Jimmy Alapag, […]

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Meralco, TNT open semis series

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For quite a while now, Meralco has long been on the fringes of success. Bolts coach Norman Black believes the time is ripe for his Meralco crew to gain inclusion among the PBA’s elite, notwithstanding the awe-inspiring task of taking on the Governors Cup’s best team, led by arguably the conference’s top player. “We look […]

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Fajardo leads MVP race; Newsome, Rosario in close ROY contest

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June Mar Fajardo is poised to snare his third straight MVP award as he leads the statistical race through the 2016 PBA Governors’ Cup quarterfinals. Winning the Best Player of the Conference in the Philippine Cup, the San Miguel big man is way ahead of the pack, averaging 39.5 statistical points (SPs) for the season. […]

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Player of the Week: Jayson Castro leads TNT to No. 1 spot

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Jayson Castro captured his third Accel-PBA Press Corps Player of the Week award after churning out big numbers to help TNT seize the No. 1 seed entering the PBA Governors Cup playoffs. Nicknamed the “Blur,” the 5-foot-8 Castro became the first player to win the weekly citation three times in the season-ending conference. Castro stood at […]

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Player of the Week: Castro sustains impressive form

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TNT’s overpowering start has a lot to do with combo guard Jayson Castro’s stellar plays in the ongoing PBA Governors Cup. The 5-foot-8 Castro, nicknamed the “Blur” has been a matchup nightmare for opposing teams in the season-ending conference. The 30-year-old, two-time Best Point Guard in Asia had the last laugh in his scoring duel […]

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Player of the Week: Castro rising to the challenge

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Jayson Castro’s mission in the PBA Governors Cup was loud and clear: He wants to win a championship. No wonder, Castro has been churning out import-like numbers early in the season-ending reinforced conference. His latest stat line included 26 points, 10 assists, five steals and four rebounds, including a crucial free throw in the dying […]

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Gilas names final 12; Tenorio, Abueva out

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Tropang TNT, Rain or Shine, San Miguel Beer, Star, Barangay Ginebra and Globalport are six PBA teams with representation in the Gilas Pilipinas final roster named for the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament at Mall of Asia Arena on July 5-10.          The Texters have the most number of players in the team with four, followed by the […]

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TNT-Alaska quarters duel tips off

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After slumping its way to end the elimination round, Alaska reactivated Rob Dozier, who has recovered from his injury that has forced him to miss the Aces’ first 10 games. In his first game back, the former Best Import helped Alaska beat NLEX, 104-98, on Friday. “You saw what Rob does for us defensively – […]

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TNT clinches playoff spot, downs Mahindra

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PUERTO PRINCESA – Tropang TNT clinched a quarterfinal spot and forced itself on a four-team logjam for third place, clobbering Mahindra, 83-78, in Petron Saturday Special of the 2016 Oppo PBA Commissioner’s Cup at Puerto Princesa Coliseum. The win allowed TNT to level Alaska, Ginebra, and Rain or Shine, all carrying an identical 6-4 slate. […]

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Returning Castro gets groove after slow start

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Though sluggish at the start in his return from injury, Jayson Castro eventually got his bearings to lead TNT’s 114-103 rout of Rain or Shine on Monday. “Nag-shootaround pa rin ako para pagpawisan lang pero nung first quarter, sobrang di ko makuha yung rhythm ko. Kita naman sa missed layups at missed jump shots,” recalled […]

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TNT clobbers Rain or Shine

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Jayson Castro came back strong from a one-game rest, leading Tropang TNT to a first successive wins in the Oppo PBA Commissioner’s Cup with a 114-103 drubbing of Rain or Shine at Smart Araneta Coliseum Monday night. Castro delivered 26 points, four rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block in a superb 26-minute off-the-bench […]

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Castro hurt in TNT loss to Star

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Jayson Castro is expected to be out of action for several days after the TNT point guard re-injured his Achilles tendon Sunday in a 96-88 loss to the Star Hotshots. His injury was an old one he got just before the 2014 Fiba World Cup and he’s expected to rest for three to four days. […]

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After several failed bids, Uichico says TNT is ‘focused’ in title defense

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TNT coach Jong Uichico believes returning import Ivan Johnson doesn’t have to change his game to fit in as he makes his second tour of duty for the Tropang Texters. “I don’t think he has to change because of that. He just have to play his game,” Uichico said. “He knows it’s a team game. He has […]

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Talk ‘N Text wins 3rd straight, downs Star; Castro with 33

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Jayson Castro continuously gave Talk n Text a triumphant ride in the absence of Ranidel de Ocampo, churning out a big 33-point game to power the Tropang Texters past the Star Hotshots, 91-86, in a Petron Blaze Saturday Special at the Quezon Convention Center here.

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PBA honors Gilas Pilipinas’ silver medal feat

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Gilas Pilipinas, which won the silver medal in the 2015 Fiba Asia Championship in China early in the month, was honored by the PBA during its opening ceremonies Wednesday night at Mall of Asia Arena. The Philippine team fell short of its ultimate goal in securing a place in the Rio Olympics but the country […]

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GAMES TIME
Meralco VS Phoenix 07:00 PM
NLEX VS Blackwater 04:15 PM
MAY 03 WEDNESDAY SMART ARANETA COLISEUM
San Miguel Beer VS TNT KaTropa 07:00 PM
GlobalPort VS Phoenix 04:15 PM
MAY 05 FRIDAY SMART ARANETA COLISEUM
Rain or Shine VS Star Hotshots 05:00 PM
MAY 06 SATURDAY BATANGAS CITY COLISEUM