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    Castro reminds TNT to stay on toes vs Ginebra amid sweep talk

    Jul 28, 2019
    PHOTO: Jerome Ascaño

    JAYSON Castro is not thinking about a sweep even after TNT moved on the verge of doing so in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup semifinals against reigning champion Barangay Ginebra.

    Castro said the KaTropa are not looking far ahead as they moved one win away from advancing into the finals with an 88-71 victory over the Kings in Game Two.

    “As of now, hindi naman namin iniisip na masu-sweep,” said Castro. “Ang mentality namin, one game at a time as long as gawin namin trabaho namin at sundin namin game plan namin. Kung ano man ang magiging result, okay kami doon as long as gawin namin ang best namin.”

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    Castro played a big part in TNT’s victory over Ginebra, finishing with 20 points and converting 6 of his 11 shots from the field including four three-pointers.

    More than the defense, Castro also hailed the team’s defense after the KaTropa most notably limited Stanley Pringle to only two points on 1 of 9 shooting in Game Two.

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    “It’s a team defense naman. Makikita naman na wala sa amin ang individual talaga. Siguro maganda lang adjustment namin,” Castro said.

    Castro though is quickly moving on from his performance on Sunday as he sees a lot more adjustments are needed in order to finish off the Kings.

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    “’Yung game na ‘to, okay. Pero titignan pa namin kung ano pang adjustments ang gagawin namin,” Castro said.

    Castro though likes the confidence that he sees from his teammates in leading the best-of-five series, 2-0.

    “Sana magtuloy-tuloy,” Castro said. “’Yun naman ang binibigay nila sa amin. Kung ano ‘yung open shot, ‘yun ang ginagawa namin. Wide open shot, bakit hindi namin ititira. ‘Yung confidence namin sa isa’t isa, nandoon. We play for each other. Kahit sino like Brian (Heruela) at iba pang second stringer, may mga confidence naman going to this game na tumira.”

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