Triple Giga nail 15th 3x3 leg title
MANILA, Philippines — Different opponent in the final, same result for multi-titled TNT Triple Giga.
With sub Gryann Mendoza leading a torrid two-point shooting, the Triple Giga overpowered surprise finalist Terrafirma, 21-11, to rule Leg 2 of the PBA 3x3 Season 3 Second Conference yesterday at the Ayala Malls Circuit.
Mendoza, who was reactivated in the KO rounds after Matt Salem went down with a knee injury, fired eight points spiked by three deuces to spark TNT to back-to-back in the conference and a record-extending 15th leg triumph overall.
The Triple Giga converted eight of their 13 attempts from beyond the arc to set the tone for the runaway win worth P100,000.
With the defense focused on him, sharpshooter Almond Vosotros acted more as playmaker, dishing out four assists while making 2-of-2 from deep.
Chester Saldua matched Vosotros’ four-point production while Ping Excimiano shot five.
“Ready lang kami lagi, kahit sino ang ipasok, kahit sino ang maglaro kaya consistent ang team,” said Mendoza after finishing it for the injured Salem.
The Dyip crew of Brandon Rios (four), Ken Duremdes (three), Shaq Alanes (two) and Mark Anthony Francisco (two) settled for runner-up honors and netted P50,000 in a breakout performance.