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first_imgLATEST STORIES Ginebra took a third straight defeat in a 1-5 record.Semerad benefited from the attempted defensive crackdown by the Road Warriors on Smith and had a flurry of threes late in the third that created enough cushion the KaTropa safely preserved until the end.“I have been putting in the work on my shooting before, during and after practice,” said Semerad, who drained 6-of-9 attempts from the three-point zone and finished with 22 points.Also working wonders for TNT the past three games was its newfound ability of sharing the ball and hitting the open man despite enjoying a squadron of offensive-minded guards.“We just tried doing a lot of combinations today,” Racela said. “Jayson (Castro) and Terrence playing together, Tony Semerad playing the four because we feel that’s something we will be needing in the future.”ADVERTISEMENT Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award PH batting for arnis’ permanent SEAG inclusion Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Terrence Romeo of TNT KaTropa stretches for two points off NLEX’s Alex Mallari.—RICHARD REYESLike a wrecking ball in the paint, Josh Smith’s imposing presence alone has been enough to make every TNT KaTropa foe change its game plan.The KaTropa again cashed in on the size and strength of their import to flatten the NLEX Road Warriors, 117-106, Sunday night as TNT grabbed a piece of the elimination round lead in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Castro finished with 10 points, seven assists and six rebounds.Jericho Cruz and RR Pogoy were good for 23 points combined.Romeo fed Smith underneath for an alley-oop dunk, one of the highlight reels of the game and the eighth assist that the shoot-first point guard dished out, giving them a 14-point lead in the closing minutes.Arnett Moultrie was efficient with 31 points and 14 rebounds, and, at some point, was successful in drawing out Smith, a 6-foot-9, 290-pound blend of power and size, by taking his game to the perimeter.NLEX was without Kiefer Ravena for the second game.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next While the Road Warriors were busy packing the lanes in a bid to limit the damage that Smith can create, Anthony Semerad found his range and worked pleasantly well with speedy guards Jason Castro and Terrence Romeo in booking the KaTropa a sure seat in the quarterfinals.“NLEX has been doing a decent job the past two games. We really had a hard time, but we came in prepared,” said TNT coach Nash Racela after tying the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters at 6-1.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownDefending champion San Miguel Beer assembled its first winning streak after a 104-97 overtime win over crowd-darling Barangay Ginebra in the nightcap.Renaldo Balkman scored 27 points and had 11 rebounds and June Mar Fajardo forged overtime at 93 with 1.1 seconds left to highlight a 24-point, 19-rebound night that helped the Beermen rise to 2-3. Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img

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