The Talk N’ Text Tropang Giga seized the first win in the semifinals of the 2020 PBA Philippine Cup after defeating the Phoenix Super LPG Fuelmasters, 95-92.
Jayson Castro scored 20 points including the two free throws that finished the game on Wednesday, November 19, at the Angeles University Foundation Sports Arena and Cultural Center.
Bobby Ray Parks Jr. added 17 points for the Katropa that led by 12 points, 54-42, at most.
RJ Jazul finished with 21 points while Calvin Abueva and Alex Mallari each registered 13 points for the Fuelmasters that managed to go up 26-16 early in the second quarter.
Jason Perkins also contributed 15 points and 10 rebounds including a free throw that allowed Phoenix to cut the deficit down to one, 93-92, with seven seconds left in the game.