MANILA, Philippines – Coach Jojo Lastimosa claimed that switching to imports was a “tough decision” despite the team being in the lead midway through to the PBA Commissioners’ Cup eliminations. TNT backed up that claim.
People don’t understand us, nowadays and you undoubtedly understand why we changed [imports],” Lastimosa said following the Tropang Giga’s 138 to 116 decisive win over the Blackwater Result in the physical at the Shopping center of Asia Arena. New import Rondae Hollis–Jefferson made a significant contribution of 37 points, 13 percent of the respondents strongly, six different assists, and two blocks.
Hollis-Jefferson, a former Professional starter with the Brooklyn Nets who provided “a little bit of everything” for the TNT, had been hired as a replacement even though the initial import, Jalen Hudson, had enabled the Tropang Giga win five of their first six games.
TNT management decided on Hudson despite Hollis-superb Jefferson’s offensive output (33.8History that was missed), giving the Tropang Giga a better opportunity of winning this conference champion championship.
In fact, Hollis-Performance Jefferson’s in his TNT premiere only put him second in the team scoring standings as RR Pogoy finished with 40 points, five short of matching his career high set in the 2020 Philippine Cup competition in Pampanga.
In order to defeat the Bossing, TNT was able to drain 16 triples because of Hollis-selfless Jefferson, and Pogoy had nothing other than praise for him. Mikey Williams scored four goals, but Pogoy sank seven triples.
Pogoy continued in Filipino, “He made several assists for us, which I believe was a contributing element to our effective field goal shooting. He truly wants to search for his colleagues.
He said, “If you want to help your teammates and make the game flow better, “I prefer to picture myself as a less wealthy version of LeBron James. I should also be capable of netting goals when my team is struggling. I try to keep my attention on that.
Hollis-Jefferson has performed brilliantly thus far for TNT as it prepares for a demanding week that includes Meralco on Friday just at Smart Araneta Stadium and San Miguel Beer on Sunday at the Philsports Arena in Pasig City. The test will reveal his true worth, though.
Hollis-Jefferson and Pogoy needed just three more points to set a record for a team with 40 points in a game. The last time it happened was in 1992, when Presto teammates Terrance Bailey and Allan Caidic scored 47 and 42 points, respectively, against San Miguel Beer.
Williams scored fourteen principles, Glenn Khobuntin hit 13 of his shots, and Calvin Oftana added another 11. TNT defeated Blackwater for the fifth straight time to improve to 1 to 6.
Hollis-Jefferson knew import Troy Williams throughout their NBA careers, and he scored 22 points in the Bossings’ most recent defeat.