TNT veteran Jayson Castro was unruffled after Wednesday’s failure of the KaTropa to complete a come-from-behind win against San Miguel in Game 2 of the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup finals.
In the first half, TNT worked their way back from a 17-point deficit and had their chances of winning in regulation and again in the first overtime. But San Miguel produced enough plays down the stretch to hack out the 127-125 victory, matching the best-of-7 series at one match apiece.
They might have won in the first overtime period, but Brian Heruela and Troy Rosario missed free throws, leaving the gate open for San Miguel, and Alex Cabagnot scored the game-tying lay-up with nine-tenths of a second left.
It was San Miguel’s turn in the second overtime to offer TNT a opportunity to win as June Mar Fajardo divided his free throws to give the Beermen a two-point lead. But Castro misfired on three-pointers back-to-back, and with the exhausting win, San Miguel fled.
Castro also credited San Miguel for making the needed changes after being blown out in Game 1. Now, it’s TNT’s turn to correct their errors ahead of Friday’s Game 3.