Top-seeded TNT advanced to the Finals of the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup by taking Game 4 of its best-of-five semifinal series against defending champion Brgy. Ginebra, 103-92, Thursday night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
The victory clinched the series for the KaTropa, 3-1, and prevented the Gin Kings from repeating as titlists of the mid-season conference.
The KaTropa, whose last Final’s appearance came during the 2017 Commissioner’s Cup, will face the winner of the other semifinals pairing featuring San Miguel and Rain or Shine with the Beermen holding a 2-1 series edge.
After a basket by Justin Brownlee pegged the score at 94-86 with TNT still ahead, the KaTropa unleashed a 9-0 run to increase their advantage to 17, 103-86, which proved to be the final nail on Brgy. Ginebra’s coffin.
Brownlee and Japeth Aguilar paced the Gin Kings with 27 points apiece while Stanley Pringle and Joe Devance added 15 and 13 points, respectively.