Rosario plays like an import when KaTropa needed one

first_imgRead Next Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Nadal overcomes crowd and Fognini to reach Rome semifinals Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Turns out, TNT, even minus a reinforcement, was good enough after crushing Blackwater, 120-101.“It’s nice that the locals were really up to the challenge. Boss Ricky Vargas gave us a good motivation at the start of the game. He told the players that even if they have a 6-10 import and we don’t have a 6-10 import, all of you are imports,” TNT coach Nash Racela said.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 crownREAD: PBA: No import, no problem as TNT clobbers Blackwater Troy Rosario played like one, finishing with 17 points on 7-of-11 shooting from the field and 11 rebounds with three assists and one steal to boot in 31 minutes of action while veteran guard Ryan Reyes had a vintage performance with 18 points on 6-of-9 shooting from the three-point area. “Well, we all need to step up because we don’t have an import and like what our bosses told us, all of us are capable to be the import this game,” Rosario told reporters in Filipino. “We did our job tonight. We got the win and that’s the most important thing.”The KaTropa earned a share of the top spot at 4-1 heading into the All-Star break despite Tyler being a disappointment.But the real test has yet to come for TNT and Rosario is already bracing for it.“The win is a big confidence boost for us because we did it without an import but the big and strong teams like San Miguel and Magnolia are coming and we have yet to face them.”ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTNT sent Jeremy Tyler packing just days before its game against Blackwater on Friday night.And with replacement import Josh Smith failing to make it on time, the KaTropa had to make do with an all-Filipino lineup versus Jarrid Famous and the Elite.ADVERTISEMENT Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons filmcenter_img Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ 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 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc View commentslast_img read more