February 19, 2024

Can somebody stop grand slam-seeking TNT?

The nine challengers of the six-time champion Triple Giga certainly want to answer "yes" to this burning question as they take the half-court for the PBA 3x3 Season 3 Third Conference Grand Finals Monday at Ayala Malls Glorietta.

With a string of conquests dating back to the Third Conference of Season 1, including a historic grand slam of Season 2, the Triple Giga carry a big target on their back in the one-day finale that stakes a cool P750,000 grand prize.

Almond Vosotros, Ping Exciminiano, Gryann Mendoza and Chester Saldua start TNT's quest in the quarterfinal round as incentive for finishing in the Top 4 after the six-leg pre-finals.

The Triple Giga, winner of Leg 5, ranked No. 2 behind Meralco, the winningest team of the conference with three triumphs (Legs 1, 3 and 4). Leg 6 ruler Cavitex grabbed the third seeding while Leg 2 kingpin MCFASolver rounded out the Magic 4.

TNT, Meralco's Alfred Batino, Joseph Sedurifa, Jeff Manday and JJ Manlangit, Cavitex's Clint Doliguez, Jorey Napoles, Ken Ighalo and Bong Galanza, and MCFASolver's Brandon Ramirez, TH Tumalip, Louie Vigil and Yutien Andrada, await their Last-8 opponents from the pool stage before plunging into action.

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Fifth seed Blackwater Smooth Razor, No. 8 and Season 1 Second Conference champion Pioneer Elastoseal and No. 9 Terrafirma will face off in Pool A to dispute the two berths to the quarterfinals while No. 6 San Miguel Beer, No. 7 Purefoods and No. 10 Barangay Ginebra will contest the two other seats in Pool B.

Pool action starts at 2 p.m. with the quarterfinals firing off at around 4:30 p.m. (OL)