TNT sets eyes on another leg title in PBA 3x3 Third Conference

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The TNT Tropang Giga will try to do what no other team has done so far in the PBA 3x3 circuit—win a third consecutive leg title. This will be the goal as they compete in Leg 5

of the PBA 3x3 Third Conference which tips off on Saturday at the Robinsons Place Antipolo.

The telecommunication franchise had been dominant the past two legs which they both ruled, including a 21-15 thumping of Terrafirma in the Leg 4 final last week to become only the second team to win back-to-back titles after Limitless App.

Now, they try to up the ante by going for a third straight leg crown, a feat yet to be achieved by any team in the short history of the standalone tournament.

The Tropang Giga try to give the opposition a different look once again as it brings back Gryann Mendoza and big man Ray Mark Acuno to team up with top scorer Almond Vosotros and Samboy De Leon. Lervin Flores and Ping Exciminiano, who were part of the Leg 4 championship team, has been relegated as reserves.

But the other teams are also bracing for the tough competition ahead as they also shored up their respective rosters in time for Day 1 of the two-day meet.

The rejigged Limitless App, which made the semifinals the previous leg, activated veteran Jorey Napoles for Daryl Pascual, Terrafirma tapped Sandy Cenal for Jebb Bulawan, Meralco will sit out Tonino Gonzaga for John Espanola, and Purefoods will field in Val Acuna for Antonio Bonsubre.

A total of 14 games will be played in the first day of pool play starting at 10 a.m., with the top two teams each from the four different groups advancing in the knockout stage to be played on Sunday.

TNT leads Pool A together with Meralco, Sista Super Sealers, and Zamboanga Valientes, Pool B will have Terrafirma, Pioneer Pro Tibay, and Barangay Ginebra, Pool C is consists of San Miguel, Platinum Karaoke, NorthPort, and Master Sardines, while Limitless App, Cavitex, and Purefoods round up Pool D.

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