Mychal Ammons thinks local scoring key to TNT’s next-level success

After sealing the top spot in the PBA Governors’ Cup quarterfinals, TNT KaTropa import Mychal Ammons believes his team has enough ammunition heading to the playoffs war. 

TNT walloped Barangay Ginebra in their Sunday night clash in Laguna to finish the elimination round with a near-immaculate 10-1 record.

For Ammons, who came in as a tactical replacement for Mario Little, the secret lies on the resurgence of their scorers.

“I feel like we always stick with our guns, we have a lot of weapons in this team. We just keep rolling and everybody’s doing their jobs and running, we are pretty tough team to beat,” he said.

True enough, the veteran duo of Jayson Castro and Larry Fonacier, coupled by the emergence of rookie big man Troy Rosario, provide positives for the KaTropa in the season-ending conference.

Primed to do the dirty work on the defensive end, the South Alabama standout even had the luxury of lighting up the scoreboard in their game against Ginebra, where he finished with 24 points and 16 rebounds.

“A lot of coaches have been working with me, everyday at practice I’ve been putting a lot of work,” he said. “It’s finally showing up.”

Now bracing for a playoff date against either Rain or Shine or Phoenix, the Maryland native insists TNT should keep their guards against complacency in check.

“We can’t get too confident. In this league, anything can happen,” he stressed. “So we just got to keep working hard and prepare for the next game.” — By Jason Mercene

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