TNT claims Leg 3 crown

TNT Tropang Giga blasted Purefoods, 21-13, to clinch the Philippine Basketball Association 3×3 Lakas ng Tatlo Leg 3 title Tuesday at Robinsons Magnolia in Quezon City.,Almond Vosotros exploded while Gryan Mendoza delivered some clutch plays to lift the Tropang Giga to a breakthrough feat after winning the opening leg of the inaugural season of this standalone half-court battle.,Vosotros, a heady playmaker from De La Salle University, fired 12 points laced with four three-pointers while Mendoza delivered all of his six points in the crucial stretch in which the Tropang Giga uncorked a 12-5 salvo to win the title.,With the win, Vosotros, Mendoza, Ping Exciminiano and Lervin Flores pocketed P100,000 while collecting their second leg title this conference.,In each of the first two conferences, the Tropang Giga topped the Leg 1 competitions, but fell short in their quest for more in the next five legs and the conference grand finals.,“Before, we’re just first leg champions. At least now, we were able to win in the other leg,” said Vosotros, whose team hiked its collection to four legs overall.,“We still have a lot of work to do to be successful in the succeeding legs.”,Prior to making it to the finals, TNT edged Leg 2 winner Meralco in the semis, 18-14, behind Vosotros’ 12 markers, and outclassed Sista Super Sealers, 21-16, in the quarterfinals.,On the other hand, Purefoods edged Limitless in the quarterfinals, 21-19, before rallying past Platinum Karaoke ion the semifinals, 18-16, to set a final showdown with TNT.,Joseph Eriobu, Val Acuna, Jed Mendoza and newly-acquired Marvin Hayes banked P50,000 for the runner-up honors.,Platinum, meanwhile, beat the Bolts, 14-12, to clinch the third place and the P30,000 cash prize.