From a shaky start into the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup, the TNT KaTropa have now become one hot team.
The Texters, who started the conference with back-to-back losses, have collected their fourth consecutive victory by adding to the woes of the struggling Alaska Aces, 92-78, Friday evening at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City.
And for Jayson Castro — who has been the face of the TNT franchise, it has been their unselfishness that is doing wonders.
“Maganda especially yung defense namin. At the same time yung chemistry ng team nakukuha na namin tsaka siguro yung pagiging unselfish ng team kasi nama-maximize namin yung lahat ng talent ng team namin,” said Castro.
“Tsaka we support each other … Parang walang star player talaga. Dun ako masayang-masaya.”
Castro has been the epitome of unselfishness for the KaTropa in this streak of theirs. He only had two points in their 127-89 win over the Blackwater Elite, and on Friday versus the Milkmen, Castro just put up eight points.
“Kung titignan mo yung team kahit sino makaka-score naman e. Tsaka mina-maximize namin yung talent ng team kasi kahit sino kayang umiskor in any given day so para sa’min parang yun yung ginagawa naming identity.
“Hindi lang ako, si Roger [Pogoy], si Jericho [Cruz], lahat kami,” said Castro.
TNT’s surge in the tilt has improved their record to 6-3, which means that they can aspire for one of the Top Two spots for the quarterfinals that merits a win-once incentive. So Castro hopes that they will be able to secure such.
“Sayang opportunity andyan na. Tagal na namain hinihintay ‘tong ganitong situation. Hopefully makuha yun,” the six-time PBA champion closed.