TNT dumps error-prone Blackwater

By Ivan Stewart Saldajeno

October 22, 2022, 7:51 pm

<p style="text-align: justify;">TNT Tropang Giga <em>(PBA Images)</em></p>

TNT Tropang Giga (PBA Images)

MANILA – TNT pounced on Blackwater's turnovers to score a 108-98 win in their PBA Commissioner's Cup game at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig Saturday night.

The Tropang Giga used their lockdown defense in the final three quarters that forced the Bossing to lose possession 31 times, the most turnovers in a game in four years, or since the same Blackwater side committed 33 errors in a 98-126 loss to the Terrafirma Dyip in the 2018 Commissioner's Cup.

Cam Oliver had 38 points, 10 rebounds, and three assists to pace TNT, which moved into a tie with Converge and NLEX in third place at 3-2.

Mikey Williams, who made his first start this conference, added 28 points, one rebound, three assists, and two steals.

Cam Krutwig led Blackwater, which fell to 3-4, with 25 points, 12 rebounds, four assists, and three steals.

Troy Rosario missed the chance to face his former team as he sat out the game due to plantar fasciitis.

The scores:

TNT 108 – Oliver 38, M.Williams 28, Pogoy 11, Oftana 11, K.Williams 7, Castro 6, Tungcab 5, Erram 2, Montalbo 0, Ganuelas-Rosser 0
BLACKWATER 98 – Krutwig 25, Amer 16, Suerte 15, Ular 13, Banal 12, McCarthy 11, Jackson 4, Taha 2, Melton 0, Ebona 0, Sena 0, Sena 0, Go 0, Ayonayon 0, Publico 0
Quarters: 24-27, 53-51, 83-71, 108-98 (PNA)