PBA Semis: Meralco Bolts electrocutes TNT Katropa by 20 points, ties series 1-1

MANILA, Philippines – The Meralco Bolts prolonged the series as they handled TNT Katropa, 114-94 and levelled the series to 1-all in Game 2 of their best-of-five 2019 Governors’ Cup semis on Tuesday, December 17 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Meralco Bolts electrocutes TNT Katropa by 20 points, ties series 1-1

Meralco Bolts import Allen Durham led his team with a PBA-rare triple-double, 44 points and 19 rebounds and 11 assists to tie the series at 1 apiece.

His counterpart, TNT Katropa KJ McDaniels started slow but still finished with 51 markers and 9 boards.

Aside from Durham, Chris Newsome and Baser Amer were both in double-digits as well while rookie Kier John Quinto played his biggest game by far with 12 points.

Despite McDaniel’s usual humongous numbers, TNT’s 17 turnovers hurt them a lot plus RR Pogoy’s subpar performance.

Pogoy wasn’t able to record a point in 32 minutes of playing time which he blamed on his existing back injury.

TNT came back in the 2nd half and made a great run. But it was too late and Meralco’s advantage was too big to downsize.

SEE ALSO: Ginebra beats Northport by 25 points, evens series to 1-1

Both teams will meet again on Thursday, December 19 for the pivotal game 3.

The Scores:

Meralco Bolts 114 - Durham 44, Amer 20, Quinto 12, Newsome 11, Almazan 9, Maliksi 8, Caram 4, Faundo 3, Hugnatan 3, Hodge 0, Pinto 0, Salva 0, Jackson 0

TNT Katropa 94 - McDaniels 51, Parks 12, Rosario 9, Castro 7, Digregorio 6, Vosotros 5, D. Semerad 2, Williams 2, Pogoy 0, Taha 0, De Leon 0

Quarter Scores: 35-16, 63-29, 89-66, 114-94

— Joey Boy Capos, The Summit Express

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