Winless Ginebra try to survive series

Jason Castro makes a shot against the Gin Kings during Game 2 of the PBA Commissioner's Cup semifinal series on Sunday night. (PBA)

TNT KaTropa will go all out to claim the first finals berth when it goes up against the beleaguered Barangay Ginebra in Game 3 of their PBA Commissioner’s Cup best-of-five semifinal series Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the MOA Arena.

The KaTropa expects an aggressive Gin Kings who now have to sweep the remaining three games of the series for a return trip to the finals after an 71-88 loss on Sunday night.

TNT broke away in the second quarter and kept Barangay Ginebra at bay en route to a 2-0 lead in Game 2 Sunday night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Jason Castro led the KaTropa with 20 points with Roger Pogoy adding 18 baskets to put their team a win away from claiming the first finals berth at the expence of the defending champion team. But import Terence Jones’ triple double of 15 points, 20 rebounds and 10 assists was the biggest headache for the Gin Kings as their guns went kaput from the arc.

Justin Brownlee was held to only 25 points to lead the Gin Kings’ losing cause as the locals suffered a shooting drought.