Frustrated Dandan walks out on Columbian team after yet another blowout loss
Columbian coach Ricky Dandan showed his disappointment by walking out of his team after the blowout loss to TNT. Jerome Ascano

COLUMBIAN coach Ricky Dandan has reached his breaking point.

Frustrated by the Dyip's pathetic showing in a 123-95 defeat at the hands of TNT on Friday, the outspoken mentor didn't even bother talking to his players and walked out of the Mall of Asia Arena. 

Mediamen consequently were unable to talk to Dandan after the 28-point humiliation that dropped Columbian to a 3-4 slate after a promising start to the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup. 

The Dyip hardly stood a chance in the game as the KaTropa stormed to a 20-9 opening salvo before taking a lead as high as 40, 117-77, midway through the fourth quarter. 

TNT also ruled in almost all departments, the most glaring of which were the points off turnovers, 30-9, as well as bench points, 65-49, as the KaTropa shot an impressive 54-percent from the field. 

It was the second straight blowout defeat for the Dyip who are coming off a 126-101 loss to Magnolia last May 16 just before the All-Star break. 

The Dyip have also shown consistency on the wrong end of the spectrum, going on a trend of winning big – their victories coming off an average winning margin of 18.7 points, while also getting blown out in their defeats – with the average losing spread now up to 24.3 points.

Worse, the Dyip can't expect any reprieve.

Dandan has his work cut out for him to stop this disastrous slide, with a game against defending champion San Miguel slated next Wednesday.

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