Records set as TNT rips Blackwater apart

ANTIPOLO CITY, Philippines – Talk about a dominant win.

TNT established new PBA records after shredding Blackwater to pieces in a 127-89 triumph in the 2019 Philippine Cup on Saturday, March 9. 

The KaTropa now hold the longest run to start a quarter in league history after erupting for 26 unanswered points at the beginning of the final frame to enjoy a 116-72 advantage. 

In the hopes to stop the bleeding, the Elite called for two timeouts in between but to no avail as they scored their first bucket of the 4th quarter with only 4:48 minutes remaining. 

But TNT's scorching run went beyond that.

The KaTropa ended the 3rd period with a 5-0 spurt, making it a total of 31 unanswered points. 

That now ranks 2nd for most unanswered points in PBA history next to Barangay Ginebra's record of 32 set during Game 5 of the 1991 First Conference finals against Shell. 

TNT also equalled Blackwater's worst beatdown in franchise history set by Rain or Shine in the 2015 Governors' Cup. –


Delfin Dioquino

Delfin Dioquino dreamt of being a PBA player, but he did not have the skills to make it. So he pursued the next best thing to being an athlete – to write about them. He took up journalism at the University of Santo Tomas and joined Rappler as soon as he graduated in 2017.