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PBA 3X3: TNT, Limitless renew rivalry in Leg 3 Final


Familiar foes TNT and Limitless App will duke it out in the PBA 3×3 Second Conference Leg 3 final, Sunday at the SMART Araneta Coliseum.

The Tropang Giga were the first to book a spot in the championship bout after weathering the gutsy Terrafirma in overtime, 21-19.

Almond Vosotros nailed 10 points, capped by his game-winning deuce in the extra period to save his side after allowing the Dyip to come back from a seven-point deficit early and take a one-point lead briefly late in regulation.

Lervin Flores added eight points, while Chris Javier and Samboy de Leon combined for three markers for the Leg 1 champions.

Terrafirma was led by the seven points of Jeremiah Taladua. Dhon Reverente supplied six, while Jebb Bulawan chipped in four.

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The Appmasters then followed the flagship MVP Group franchise to the finale after overcoming Meralco in a highly-physical battle, 16-11.

Brandon Ganuelas-Rosser was once again on the forefront of the reigning grand champions’ attack with eight points and four blocks.

The 6-foot-8 forward went 4-of-4 from the field, including the deuce that sparked their 6-1 breakaway to turn a one-point lead to 16-10 with 1:17 left.

Tonino Gonzaga and Alfred Batino had four points apiece for the Bolts, who have yet to reach the final since their runner-up finish in the first stop,

TNT surely has an ax to grind against Limitless, especially after that 20-21 loss in the Leg 2 quarterfinals last week that spoiled its back-to-back bid.

It was the Appmasters’ revenge for losing to them in the Leg 1 semis, 19-20, so their looming match that has P100,000 at stake will be a tiebreaker of sorts.

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Meanwhile, Meralco and Terrafirma will face each other in the battle for third before the final, with the winner to bag home P30,000.

The Scores:

Semis first game
TNT 21 – Vosotros 10, Flores 8, Javier 2, De Leon 1.
Terrafirma 19 – Taladua 7, Reverente 6, Tumalip 4, Bulawan 2.

Semis second game
Limitless 16 – Rosser 8, Caduyac 4, Napoles 4, Hayes 0.
Meralco 11 – Gonzaga 4, Batino 4, Sedurifa 3, Maiquez 0.

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